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UPDATE: Overnight shooting closes Santa Barbara elementary school campus

Posted at 10:04 AM, Nov 08, 2018

UPDATE (12:40 p.m.) – Police are looking for the car belonging to the victim of Thursday morning’s shooting at Cleveland Elementary School.

They say it was stolen by two male suspects, ages unknown.

Photos courtesy Santa Barbara Police Department


The car is a dark blue 2000 Honda Accord Ex with a California license plate number of 5AGL756.

Police say the suspects should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see the stolen vehicle, call 911.

Anyone with information that could help police with this investigation is urged to contact Det. Klug at (805) 897-2346 or Det. Sgt. Tagless at (805) 897-2347. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call (805) 897-2386.


UPDATE (9:55 a.m.) – Santa Barbara police say a male victim was found shot early Thursday morning on the campus of Cleveland Elementary School.

Officers responded to the school at around 2 a.m. after several calls reporting “shots fired” or “fireworks” in the area.

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of a single gunshot wound. His condition is unknown at this time.

The school was closed for the day so police could investigate and process the crime scene.

Authorities say the shooting does not appear to be random and there is no imminent threat to the school or the surrounding community.

They say a helicopter is being used to assist in the investigation, and they want neighbors to know that it is not being used to track any outstanding suspects at this time.

Police on scene at Cleveland Elementary Thursday. (KSBY photo)
Police on scene at Cleveland Elementary Thursday. (KSBY photo)


(7:14 a.m.) – Authorities say a crime that occurred overnight on a Santa Barbara elementary school campus has closed the school for the day.

Santa Barbara police say there is no immediate threat to the school following the incident on the campus of Clevelend Elementary, 123 Alameda Padre Serra.

Detectives are working to gather evidence from the area.

Police say they are working in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Unified School District and that parents, students and school faculty have been notified of the school’s closure.

Police say more information is expected to be released later Thursday.