Crime

Police investigating triple shooting in Lompoc

Crime may be gang related

LOMPOC, Calif. - [UPDATE]

Lompoc Police say a triple shooting is possibly-gang related. 

The shooting occurred in an alley in the 700 block of North F and G streets shortly before 10 p.m.

Authorities say officers discovered the third shooting victim in the area of Pine and G streets.

All three victims remain hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. They're expected to survive according to Lompoc Police. Police are currently searching for at least one suspect.

The area was closed for several hours but was cleared around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and residents of the apartment complex were allowed back into their homes. 

Police say there is no threat to public safety. Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call Detective Nesby at 805-875-8159.

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[ORIGINAL STORY]

Emergency personnel are on scene of a triple shooting in an alley in the 700 block of north G Street in Lompoc Tuesday night.

Two victims were reportedly shot in the face and one in the arm according to authorities.

Police have taped off the immediate area as investigators canvas the area for clues and evidence in this crime.

Lompoc Police Chief Pat Walsh said two of the victims were taken to Marian Regional Medical Center and the third taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. All victims suffered non-life threatening injuries according to Walsh.

No arrests have been made. However, police put out a Be-on-the-Lookout for one suspect they say was last seen running westbound on G Street wearing a black ski mask. Walsh confirmed police are searching for multiple suspects.

Residents living in an apartment complex near the crime scene are reportedly not being allowed into their homes at this time. This is currently an active situation as of 11:28 p.m.

Anything with any information regarding this crime is urged to call the Lompoc Police Department.

No further details were immediately known. Check back for continued updates on this developing story.

 


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