UPDATE (11:45 p.m.) - The Santa Maria Police Detective Bureau is investigating this crime and asking for the public's help.
Police said upon arrival to the report of shots heard in the area, they found an adult man with a fatal gunshot wound in the 800 block of West Donovan Road. Any unknown suspect(s) fled before officers got to the scene.
Those with any information are asked to contact Detective Preast at 805-928-3781 x1683 or the tip line at 808-928-3781 x2677.
UPDATE (5:11 p.m.) - Police confirm that one person was killed in a shooting along West Donovan Road.
The victim is identified only as a male.
(4:54 p.m.) - Santa Maria Police are responding to a shooting that happened early Friday evening.
Police say the shooting took place in the 800 block of West Donovan Road shortly before 4:30 p.m.
Police say officers have located a victim and are investigating a crime scene.
The roadway is expected to be closed for the next few hours and the public is being asked to avoid the area.
This is a developing story and will be updated when new information becomes available.