Sheriff Investigates Shots Fired in Goleta Neighborhood

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Sheriff Investigates Shots Fired in Goleta Neighborhood
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Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

At approximately 11:30 p.m., on Friday, February 15, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies from the Goleta Valley Bureau responded to the 200 block of Santa Barbara Shores Drive for a report of gunshots heard in the area. While the deputies were responding to this call for service, several more reports of gunshots heard were received at the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center.

When the deputies arrived on scene they spoke to witnesses in the area and they determined that gunshots had been fired. During their investigation the deputies went door to door to check for victims. There were no injuries reported. Deputies also recovered several shells casings that were found on the street.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call our non-emergency dispatch number at 805-683-2724. To leave an anonymous tip, call 805-681-4171 or you can go to our website at: tip/

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office contracts with the City of Goleta for police services.

Reported by edhat readers

  • Around 11:37 pm last night, Santa Barbara Shores in Goleta 5 shots fired into house party... 12:18 am 4 police suburbans arrived at the location  

  • Gunshots in Goleta around 11:30 pm. What in the heck is going on?

  • Numerous Sheriff's vehicles in the Ellwood/Santa Barbara Shores area for gunshots. Heard multiple rounds but haven't heard of any victims or injuries. Bizzare. 


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Cadillackid Feb 17, 2019 11:33 AM
Sheriff Investigates Shots Fired in Goleta Neighborhood

Wow, Friday night and last night too, I just moved to this neighborhood and we heard it again last night, turned on the scanner and sure enough it was confirmed, 3 shots fired and cops were up & down the neighborhood till about 2am

Luvaduck Feb 17, 2019 07:09 AM
Sheriff Investigates Shots Fired in Goleta Neighborhood

The problem isn't guns it's that ANYBODY can get ANY KIND of them, including ones that shoot like machine guns. I grew up in a rural area and practically everyone had a shotgun or rifle. Some collected black-powder muzzle-loaders. Guns were kept safely and they didn't shoot each other. Some people should not have access to anything more potentially lethal than nail clippers.

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