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Update: Man shot, killed in Lompoc, police say

Posted at 10:16 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 16:04:02-04

UPDATE (12:45 p.m.) - Police say the 30-year-old man shot and killed in Lompoc Monday night was likely "in the wrong place at the wrong time."

Investigators tell KSBY News while the shooting, which is still under investigation, is likely gang-related, they don't believe the 30-year-old is a gang member.

Police say the victim, whose name has not been released, was believed to have been shot in an alley near the 700 block of West Chestnut Avenue and was able to make his way closer to the street where he was found.

No arrests have been made.

One resident in the area told KSBY News he heard one shot ring out.

The shooting is the third homicide in Lompoc so far this year.

In February, a man was found shot to death in his apartment along the 600 block of North 4th Street. The incident remains under investigation and no arrests have been made.

In March, an 18-year-old was found dead after being shot in a home on the 300 block of North Y Street. Her boyfriend and another man were arrested in connection with what police say was a domestic violence-related killing.

The number of homicides so far this year in Lompoc is down from those last year where by July 1, there had been at least five.

UPDATE (5:21 a.m.) - According to the Lompoc Police Department, the shooting victim was a 30-year-old male.

When officers arrived on scene and located the victim, officers initially rendered medical aid until medics arrived.

The victim was transported to the Lompoc ER where he was pronounced dead.

The homicide investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lompoc Police Department.

The Lompoc Police Department is investigating a homicide.

Officers were dispatched at approximately 8:06 p.m. Monday night, and say the incident happened on the 700 block of West Chestnut Ave.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the Lompoc Police Department.

Few details have been released, check back later for an update.