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UPDATE: Two confirmed dead in separate Lompoc shootings

One of the scenes that remains active is at the intersection of Maple St. And K St
Posted at 3:54 PM, Oct 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-18 01:53:42-04

UPDATE (8:00 p.m.): Around 11:50 a.m., Lompoc officers responded to reports of a shooting on the 500 block of North M St. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound.

The man was transported to the hospital where he reportedly passed away due to his injuries.

Officials say the shooting happened in the street or on the sidewalk in front of an apartment complex.

Around 2:11 p.m., police say they were finishing the investigation of this first shooting when they heard more gunshots near the 300 block of West Maple Ave. and K St.

They were able to locate two victims of gunshot wounds. Officers attempted to provide medical aid to one of the victims until an ambulance arrived. Both victims were transported to the hospital where one of the men, a 20-year-old, died of his injuries.

According to authorities, both men were believed to be shot on the sidewalk or in the street. A vehicle nearby could be seen with bullet holes, but police confirm it was hit as a result of the shots fired in the street. The victims were not inside the vehicle when they were shot.

Upon investigation, multiple shots were reportedly fired, but officials say it is too early to tell if there was retaliation. Firearms were recovered from the victims.

Both shootings are gang related.

Police request any community members who witnessed or heard the incident are encouraged to call the Lompoc Investigation Bureau. Callers can remain anonymous.

The investigation into both shootings is ongoing.


UPDATE (5:30 p.m.): Law enforcement confirmed that two people died as a result of the shootings. The two shootings are unrelated.

One of the deceased was involved in the shooting on the corner of West Maple and North K streets. The other was involved in the shooting at the second, separate location on M street.

Both victims were transported to a nearby hospital and died shortly after. Another person was transported to the hospital with injuries. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

Police say both shootings are gang-related.

Lompoc Police Department confirmed they are investigating two shootings.

Neighbors reported police activity around 2:20 P.M. at the intersection of Maple St. and K St. in Lompoc.

Caution tape and several marked vehicles are on scene investigating the incident.

Lompoc Police Department has yet to confirm if the two shootings are related or if there are any injuries.

This is a developing story, KSBY News will have more details once they are made available.