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UPDATE: Police confirm two people are dead, two others injured in Santa Barbara shooting

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 17:52:12-05

UPDATE (2:30 p.m., Monday): Santa Barbara Police say two people are dead and two others were injured in a shooting in Santa Barbara Sunday.

One juvenile and one adult were killed in the shooting. Police identified the teen killed as Angel Castillo,17, and the adult who was killed as Omar Montiel-Hernandez.

The two other victims in the shooting were taken to the hospital and treated for their wounds.

Police say they are searching for at least one shooting suspect.

If you have any information about the shooting, you are encouraged to contact the Santa Barbara Police Department.
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UPDATE (8:15 p.m.) - Santa Barbara police responded to a call of shots fired near Liberty St. and S. Canada St. shortly before 6 p.m.

Officials believe multiple suspects shot at multiple people and then fled the scene.

At least one person is confirmed dead and several others are injured, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department. Officials are not disclosing the exact number of shooting victims.

Police say the shooting appears to be gang-related.

S. Canada and S. Liberty streets will be closed Sunday night into Monday as police continue to investigate.

If you have any information about the shooting, you are encouraged to contact the Santa Barbara Police Department.

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ORIGINAL STORY (6:23 p.m.) - The Santa Barbara Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Sunday evening.

According to officials, officers responded to the incident near Liberty St. and S. Soledad St. around 6 p.m. and are still on scene.

It is unknown how many victims there are at this time.

This is a developing story, check back later for details.