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Gun Shot Sounds
updated: Jul 26, 2014, 9:57 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

Edhat subscribers report the sound of gunshots throughout Santa Barbara.

  • Just heard what sounded like gun shots coming from around San Pasqual and Mission street just before 9p.m. Any news?

  • Did anyone just hear several gunshots around turnpike area about 2 minutes ago?

  • We definitely heard shots fired around 11:00pm this evening. Live on the Mesa across from TV Hill (Miramonte) but we saw police on the 101 around Mission St exit with binoculars about 10 minutes later. About 7 shots fired, anyone know what happened?

    Comments in order of when they were received | (reverse order)

     COMMENT 539642 agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 10:25 AM

    Get used to it ... gun violence is making its way into bucolic Santa Barbara.

     

     ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 10:30 AM

    Maybe you should call the Police and ask them I haven't heard anything.

     

     COMMENT 539648 agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 10:36 AM

    Gangs getting a jump on Fiesta activities. Hasta la vista el gang injunction.

     

     COMMENT 539650 agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 10:39 AM

    Also heard them at Castillo and Victoria. Another friend heard them at Castillo and Valerio. Sounded like several shots. Did NOT sound like firecrackers.

     

     COMMENT 539652P agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 10:40 AM

    I also heard loud pops about 9 p.m. near Mission & Chapala. I took them to be fireworks. Shortly thereafter I heard a lot of sirens. My husband was out walking the dog. He heard the sirens but not the pops. At the same time there was also a man yelling loudly. My husband came across him on Mission. It was a homeless man in a wheelchair. He has been in our neighborhood in the evenings for the last couple of weeks. He is usually fairly pleasant but a bit incomprehensible. A couple of men seemed to be trying to help him, so my husband continued on. Strange night.

     

     COMMENT 539658 agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 10:49 AM

    starting to doubt anybody in SB actually knows what a gunshot sounds like. Most would confuse a .22 for a pellet gun im sure

     

     COMMENT 539663 agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 11:06 AM

    658 - most santa barbarans wouldn't even know what a gun looked like if they hadn't seen one on the news...

     

     ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 11:28 AM

    I have a gun and I know what it sounds like..I heard a shots fired call last night but this was posted this morning I haven't heard any shots this morning.

     

     COMMENT 539672P agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 11:43 AM

    658 & 653: you say that as if it's a bad thing :-)

     

     COMMENT 539682 agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 12:12 PM

    663--Most Santa Barbarians know what a gun looks like and sounds like, but won't admit it... ;)

     

     ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 12:22 PM

    I admit it because I'm crazy.

     

     COMMENT 539693 agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 12:34 PM

    I definitely heard what sounded like a round of shots, I am on Castillo near Pedregosa and Mission. It was at either 9 or 10 or so. Then heard ambulances. Thought I'd see something on here today, but I guess it didn't get reported. Weird!

     

     COMMENT 539695 agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 12:46 PM

    Probably just some homeowners blasting gophers in their yards on a Saturday morning.

     

     COMMENT 539696P agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 12:53 PM

    652P: My young son and I witnessed that same man in a wheelchair creating a bit of a traffic disturbance at around 8pm. He was ever so slowly, barely in motion, wheeling across Mission St, just a tad east of De La Vina.

    He was holding up traffic and we were at the De La Vina stoplight, right there near Derf's. We watched some man get out of the back of an SUV and help the wheelchair guy to get out of the middle of the street.

     

     ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 01:06 PM

    This is why I did not report it "1200 Block of Castillo Fireworks or Shots." Several Reporting Parties Fireworks or Shots...Not too long after that a vehicle accident, Oh and then a fluid spill from a vehicle accident after a spill..There I reported it.

     

     DEEKER agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 01:36 PM

    I don't understand Roger...

     

     ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 01:55 PM

    What don't you understand that I did not post it? That I don't post every single thing I hear?

     

     DEEKER agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 02:19 PM

    Sorry Roger, didn't mean to offend. I just wondered about your last comment. You said "This is why I did not report it" and I wondered why. Was it because of all of the speculation that might arise or was it simply that it didn't seem that newsworthy. I respect your reporting and I also understand that you must filter through a lot of crap and decide on what to report and post on Edhat. Again, I wasn't trying to be critical and I'm sorry to have offended you.

     

     COMMENT 539727P agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 02:28 PM

    I support Roger too. but it's almost impossible not to offend him . Don't sweat it Deeker.

    I didn't hear them. Finally was asleep, with the help of benadry.

     

     ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 02:29 PM

    No biggie I hear these calls a lot the people usually call them in as shots, the cops usually say they are Fireworks unless the cops heard them. It's kinda frustrating..But I wait a few moments to hear if theres victims.. The IV Shooting cops were on the streets saw whole thing..Olive street Gang Shooting not sure police heard shots but they found the victim rightaway..Shots Fired call a week ago police heard that and took it serious..The other thing had been listening to the scanner aprox 16 hours at that time wanted to go to bed still ill..

     

     ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 02:29 PM

    offend me?????????whosaidthat?

     

     ZENYATTA19 agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 02:52 PM

    Doesn't matter if its fireworks or guns. Both are illegal to discharge in the city if SB...

     

     ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 03:02 PM

    Fireworks don't hurt as bad

     

     COMMENT 539741 agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 03:07 PM

    If bullets were flyin' around my neighborhood I'd definitely wanna know more about what was going on than if it was just fireworks.

     

     ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-26 03:37 PM

    @DEEKER I wasn't offended just trying to figure out what you did not understand, I only get offended at people who are trying to offend me they know who they are.

     

     COMMENT 539830 agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-27 07:42 AM

    Gophers? Secure the perimeter!

     

     COMMENT 539860 agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-27 10:14 AM

    It was actually much more peaceful with the gang injunction and now they're swooping the neighborhoods with loud cars in war drum fashion and we're hearing gunshots and fireworks and yes they do sound different and there's also been sounds of shots being fired as if from a car moving fast, people in fear calling children inside from playing and it's all started since the injunction has stopped, thanks Judge, we thought we'd have some peace instead of being threatened and again held hostage in our homes, you've given gangs some more terrorist activities in our town they call fun!

     

     COMMENT 539865P agree helpful negative off topic

    2014-07-27 10:40 AM

    860. Did you attend all the meetings and voice your fears? Most of the meetings were attended by those against the injunction. The judge thought the gang problem is "not bad enough" to warrant an injunction (or words to that effect).

     

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