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Olive Street Shooting Victim Identified
updated: Feb 27, 2013, 10:27 AM

Source: Santa Barbara Police Department

UPDATED SANTA BARBARA, CA - February 27, 2013

The victim in this incident is Kelly Mitchell Hunt, age 21, of Ventura.

Hunt was not known to frequent Santa Barbara. Anyone who believes they saw Hunt or has knowledge of his activities in Santa Barbara in the days preceding his death are asked to contact SBPD Detective Brian Larson at (805) 897-2345 / blarson@sbpd.com or call anonymously to (805) 897-2386.

SANTA BARBARA, CA - February 20, 2013

On February 19, 2013 at 7:17 p.m., officers from the Santa Barbara Police Department responded to a call of gunshots heard in the vicinity of 1000 Olive Street. The first responding officer was on-scene in less than three minutes and located a 21-year old male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Santa Barbara City Firefighters and AMR Paramedics responded and provided medical treatment at the scene. The victim was transported by paramedics to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room where he was pronounced dead at 7:55 p.m.

Off-duty SBPD Investigative Division personnel were called-in and detectives have been working this case non-stop. Witnesses were contacted at the scene. Investigation indicates that at the time of the incident the victim was on the east sidewalk of 1000 Olive Street. A bicycle was found at that location. It is unknown at this time if this incident is gang-related. No arrests have been made.

Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation additional details are being withheld.

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 COMMENT 379262 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:33 AM

So tragic and sad. Isnt there a sober living house right there on olive & carrillo?

RIP!

 

 COMMENT 379267 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:36 AM

There is, but is there any reason to suspect this young man or his killers had anything to do with the sober living house? Am I missing something?

RIP. Poor guy. What a short life.

 

 ECHO agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:39 AM

267 I would assume the previous poster was asking because the article said the victim wasn't known to frequent Santa Barbara.

 

 COMMENT 379277 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:46 AM

Is that a mug shot?

 

 COMMENT 379278 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:47 AM

His picture is an SBPD booking photo, so he was Known...

 

 COMMENT 379280P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:49 AM

Couldn't it also be a DMV photo?

 

 COMMENT 379288P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:03 AM

That is a DMV photo - look at the background. SBPD booking photos have a much lighter shade.

But who cares? This poor young man was cut down in the prime of his life by some lowlife scumbags and his family will be devastated forever!

RIP

 

 COMMENT 379293P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:07 AM

My gosh people, have a conversation and try to aim for facts and being non-judgmental when people ask questions! We're all trying to figure out the cause of a needless death; being the critique police when we don't like someone's post or asserting something as fact when it is really a guess is not helpful.

 

 COMMENT 379313 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:25 AM

At least he was an out of towner! says 309?????

RIP

 

 COMMENT 379315 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:32 AM

309 - wow. Kind of harsh, huh? And why on earth would you feel safer? There was a murder and then 2 stabbings all within a week in SB (not to mention the robberies).

All 3 of these violent, vicious crimes have gone on without any arrests made! That's at least 3 armed and dangerous criminals running around town right now.

I, for one, fell FAR less safe in my hometown than I ever did before.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:38 AM

Gee 309 maybe he was a tourist..Have some compassion will ya?

 

 COMMENT 379321 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:40 AM

WOW, what sad and uncaring remarks by most of the posters. Have you folks zero empathy for the family and friends of this person? Keep in mind, this HAS happened in our back yard. Our community. No one is safe and everyone better start figuring out how to become more involved in our community to try and help out at local organizations like the Boys and Girls clubs.. How can YOU make a difference instead of sitting back, feeling smug since it was not you or your kid.. Wake up people.

 

 COMMENT 379361 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:26 PM

When I saw a picture of the this young guy getting loaded into the ambulence, he was wearing black king loop low cut converse, which is very popular with gang members.

I have feeling it's gang related, and when those guys who shot him start talking and showing off about who they killed, they will be found. Only a matter of time everyone.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:05 PM

Not everyone who wears what is considered gang attire are gang members.

 

 COMMENT 379420 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:26 PM

Weird, every one I know, including my boyfriend's mom wears chucks. None of us are gangsters.....not even close.

Why doesn't everyone focus on whats important, finding the person/people who did this. White, black, brown, gangster, not gangster this kid was murdered, and the person who pulled the trigger is still out there.

 

 COMMENT 379450 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:08 PM

regardless of circustances behind this tragic action, someoe has lost their life, parents lost a child sibling lost a brother, family and friends are grieving. i have lost 2 nephews due to being shot one which is unsolved but yes had trouble in the past, but at the time they were killed they were in school, clean and sober, but no one can understand what kind of person can take anothers life.. not realizing that when caught they themselves have lost theirs.. so why cant people stop being judgmental and stop all the mean comments. because one day you may lose someone in a way that shouldve not happened.. prayers to the family of the victim and for the family/families of the person that did this awful act..

 

 COMMENT 379469 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:25 PM

I think you're obsessed.

 

 COMMENT 379471 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:29 PM

466 - WHO CARES?! This young man was murdered! So what if he was in a gang or not? He was shot to death in our town, on our streets, where our children play.

Let's focus on finding the killers, not determining whether he was in a gang because of his shoes or candy preference!

 

 COMMENT 379487 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 03:06 PM

Yes, it was tragic that he was killed, especially on our streets.

But as the question of his gang affiliation, one trip to the photos section of his Facebook page, replete with his gang tattoos and gang signs, will confirm that he was an active gangbanger.

 

 COMMENT 379490P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 03:11 PM

487 - wow, i just checked Facebook and saw the same. i really hope my kids never end up like that. so sad.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 03:12 PM

Someone said he was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk maybe he had words with those guys over that and they shot him. Oh by the way I wear a Chicago White Sox ball cap during baseball season, a Chicago Bears ball cap during football season a Notre Dame "Fighting Irish" hoodie most mornings and my pants usually slide down exposing my crack I must be in a gang too!

 

 COMMENT 379503 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 03:25 PM

Unfortunately the photos that are posted tell a story - Condolences to his family - Everyone deserves a chance - Everyone has a past and an opportunity for a bright future - Very sad -

 

 COMMENT 379511P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 03:42 PM

either way- this was NOT a "fair fight" even by gang standards. He was UNARMED RIDING A BICYCLE for G-d's sake. Cowardly shooters.

 

 COMMENT 379738P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 07:01 AM

321: regarding the tone and content of the comments, maybe we've just had enough! We are jaded - the stories do not shock us any more, we are desensitized. We are sick of paying to live in paradise only to be reminded that, really, there ain't no such place! Our compassion has worn thin! Don't agree? Read the comments page for today's Paula Lopez story!

 

 COMMENT 379739P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 07:01 AM

321: regarding the tone and content of the comments, maybe we've just had enough! We are jaded - the stories do not shock us any more, we are desensitized. We are sick of paying to live in paradise only to be reminded that, really, there ain't no such place! Our compassion has worn thin! Don't agree? Read the comments page for today's Paula Lopez story!

 

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