Shooting During Family Dispute in Santa Maria
Source: Santa Maria Police Department
On Monday, February 2, 2021, at about 1920 hours, officers from the Santa Maria Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in front of a residence located in the 100 block of E. Sunset Ave. The investigation revealed that an argument broke out between an individual and several members of a family. During the argument, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot one of the family members. The suspect fled the scene, and the adult male victim was transported to the Marian Medical Center for treatment to a non-life-threatening wound.
Detectives are working with witnesses to properly identify and locate the suspect. At this point in the investigation, this shooting appears to be an isolated incident and not gang-related.
SMPD Detectives continue to investigate the incident and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Kulp at (805) 928-3781 X1308 or call the tip line at (805) 928-3781 ext. COPS (2677).