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Police seek public assistance in Santa Maria murder investigation

Posted at 1:27 PM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 20:07:45-05

Officers in Santa Maria are asking community members to help with their investigation into a murder that occurred late Saturday afternoon.

According to a news release from the Santa Maria Police Department, police responded to shots fired on the 900 block of West El Camino Street at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Upon arrival, officers found an adult man with a fatal gunshot wound, according to the release. The person or persons who fired the shots left the scene before police arrived.

Police are withholding the victim's name pending next of kin notification, according to the news release.

The Santa Maria Police Department Detective Bureau is investigating the incident and is asking anyone with information to contact Detective Kulp at (805) 928-3781 or make an anonymous tip at (805) 928-3781 x2677 (COPPS).