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Santa Maria police make arrest in Sept. 2020 shooting

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Posted at 3:28 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 23:20:19-05

The Santa Maria Police Department announced on Tuesday that officers made an arrest in connection with a shooting last September.

The shooting was reported just before 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2020, in the 400 block of East Orange St.

Police say that when officers arrived, they found evidence of a shooting but no victims. A short time later, they received word of a shooting victim that had been taken to Marian Regional Medical Center.

The victim was a juvenile, and police say the shooting was gang-related.

The suspect, a 17-year-old boy, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.