Lompoc Police Investigating Shooting and Homicide
Source: Lompoc Police Department
Case# : 202101-1701
Press Release Date: 01/20/2021 11:35 AM
Location : Area above the riverbed in the 1800 block of North H Street
Crime/Offense : 187(a) PC - Homicide
On 1/20/21 at approximately 1135 am, the Lompoc Police Department received numerous calls of a shooting victim in the encampment area above the riverbed in the 1800 block of North H Street. Officers located a 46-year-old male victim with multiple gunshot wounds. Attempts were made to medically treat the victim but they were unsuccessful and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. A male subject was seen leaving the area of shooting on a bicycle. Lompoc Police Officers and Santa Barbara County Sheriff Deputies searched for the subject but he was not located. The reason for the shooting is unknown but it does not appear to be gang related.
Anyone in the area at the time of the shooting with personal dashboard cameras or residential cameras are asked to contact the Lompoc Police Department.
Case# : 202101-1763
Press Release Date : 01/20/2021 7:36 PM
Location : 700 Block of W. Laurel Ave.
Crime/Offense : Shooting Investigation
On 01/20/21, at approximately 7:36 PM, LPD Officers responded to the 700 block of W. Laurel Ave. for reports of shots fired in the area. Upon arrival Officers located evidence of a shooting and a 12 year old, male gunshot victim in the area. The investigation revealed that the victim was not believed to be the intended target of the shooting. The victim was airlifted to a local trauma center and is currently listed in stable condition. It is unknown if this shooting is gang related at this time. This is an ongoing investigation anyone with information is urged to contact the Lompoc Police Department at 805-736-2341.