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UPDATE: 12-year-old boy shot in Lompoc in stable condition

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Posted at 10:12 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 09:40:10-05

UPDATE (5:45 a.m.) - According to Lompoc Police Department, the 12-year-old boy that was shot Wednesday night is in stable condition.

It is unknown if the incident is gang related. This is a developing story, we will continue to provide updates as they become available.


A 12-year-old boy was airlifted to the hospital after being shot in Lompoc Wednesday night.

Police say he was an innocent bystander.

Officers responded to reports of the shooting at around 7:30 p.m. on Laurel Avenue near North O Street.

Police tell KSBY News the boy was waiting to purchase food from a taco truck that frequents the area when he was shot.

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Investigators were on scene collecting evidence until close to 10 p.m. before clearing the scene.

No arrests have been made.

The boy was airlifted to a trauma center. His current condition was not immediately known.

This is not the first shooting to take place in the city Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, a homicide investigation was underway after police found a man shot to death in the Santa Ynez Riverbed.