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Early morning shooting under investigation in Guadalupe

Posted at 11:24 AM, Apr 29, 2020

A shooting was reported in Guadalupe shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning.

It happened in the 900 block of Escalante Street.

According to the Guadalupe Police and Fire departments, a 20-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound and taken to a Santa Barbara hospital by helicopter.

He reportedly told police that someone got out of a dark-colored Dodge Charger, approached him and asked, "Where are you from?" The suspect then reportedly pulled out a shotgun and fired a single round.

Police say the victim was hit by birdshot in the upper right arm. His injuries are considered non-life threatening.

Police say several rounds from a 9mm weapon were also fired but there were no reports of additional victims or property damage.

Investigators have no suspects in custody at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Guadalupe Police Department at (805) 356-3888.