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Girl, 17, injured in suspected gang-related drive-by shooting in Lompoc

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Posted at 4:43 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 19:49:45-04

A teenage girl was injured in a drive-by shooting in Lompoc Wednesday that's believed to be gang-related, according to police.

Lompoc police say it happened at about 3:12 p.m. on the 700 block of W. Walnut Avenue.

Officers say their investigation revealed a man driving a gray car "shouted disparaging comments regarding a local street gang" before firing one round at the victim.

The 17-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital. Officers say her injury is not life-threatening.

No other information is being released by police at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lompoc police at (805) 736-2341. Anonymous tips can also be made through the department's mobile app.