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Suspicious death investigation underway after teen found shot in Guadalupe

Posted at 10:45 AM, Mar 22, 2019

UPDATE (10:45 a.m.): The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing more information about a suspicious death investigation underway in Guadalupe.

The sheriff’s office says Guadalupe police were called to the 700 block of Olivera Street at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday to reports of a gunshot heard inside a home there.

Once on scene, police found the body of a 17-year-old boy who had sustained a single gunshot wound, according to authorities, who say, “the circumstances surrounding the death were not apparent.”

Guadalupe police requested assistance from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say there is not believed to be a threat to the public at this time.

No other information is being released due to the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this case that may help authorities is asked to call (805) 681-4150.

Anonymous tips can be made by calling (805) 681-4171 or online here.

The apartment complex where a teen was found with a single gunshot wound Thursday night. (KSBY photo)
The apartment complex where a teen was found with a single gunshot wound Thursday night. (KSBY photo)

 

ORIGINAL STORY: Authorities are investigating what is being called a suspicious death in Guadalupe.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says the incident was reported at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the 700 block of Olivera Street.

No other details related to the investigation have been released.

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