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17-year-old babysitter killed in Lompoc shooting

Posted at 9:54 PM, Mar 04, 2019

A 17-year-old girl who was babysitting was struck and killed by gunfire in at a Lompoc apartment complex Monday night.

Posted by KSBY on Monday, March 4, 2019

A teenager is dead following a shooting in Lompoc.

Police tell KSBY a 17-year-old girl who they call an “innocent bystander”  was killed in a shooting in an alley near Ocean Avenue apartments Monday night during what’s believed to be a gang-related shooting.

Police say a known gang member was walking in the alley around 7:40 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up and opened fire.

Police say the gang member was struck in the leg and then ran between the apartments.

A 17-year-old girl was babysitting at the time and stepped out of her apartment when police say she was struck and killed by a bullet being fired at the gang member, who police say was not associated with the teen.

Police say the shooter fled from the scene in a vehicle. The person he was shooting at was hospitalized. An update on his condition was not immediately known.

Officers were canvassing the scene near Ocean Avenue and North N Street collecting evidence ahead of Tuesday’s predicted storm.

Police say they have no information on the shooter.

The girl has not been identified.

Stick with KSBY for updates on this breaking news story.