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Teen shot near Santa Maria Town Center Mall

Posted at 5:24 AM, Jun 02, 2023

A teen is in stable condition after a shooting took place near the Santa Maria mall, according to police.

Police first told KSBY the shooting was reported in the parking structure at the Santa Maria Town Center East Mall Thursday evening, but later clarified that it occurred in a parking lot near the structure and the old Sears building on the north side of the mall.

Police say they were called to the scene around 7:05 p.m.

Police say a 15-year-old boy was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. His condition by late Friday morning was described as stable.

No other injuries have been reported. Police say no arrests have been made but they do believe the shooting is gang-related.

Detectives are currently looking for surveillance of the area, potential witnesses and physical evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Erik Hesch at (805) 928-3781 x1349. Anonymous tips can be made by calling (805) 928-3781 x2277.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.