SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Santa Maria police are investigating a shooting early Sunday morning that left a 19-year-old Santa Maria man dead.
Officers received a call at about 12:42 a.m. reporting shots had been fired in the 2000 block of Lazo Way and discovered a victim that had been shot while near the roadway, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.
Despite life-saving measures, medics were not able to save the victim.
The shooting victim has been identified as Edward Jonathan Ramirez, 19. No further details were immediately known.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Watch Commanders Office at 805-928-3781 ext. 2297.