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Support available for witnesses to Nipomo shooting

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 02:04:06-04

Support is available for people who were impacted by the active shooting incident that took place in Nipomo on Friday, Aug. 21.

A 42-year-old man from Bakersfield was shot and killed by law enforcement in front of the Vons gas station after authorities say he began shooting, apparently at random, firing more than 20 rounds from a handgun.

Two upcoming events will include advocates from the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Christopher G. Money Victim Witness Assistance Center, counselors from the county's Behavioral Health Department, and a representative from the California Victim Compensation Board.

Counseling services, resource information, and other support will be available for witnesses to the shooting, as well as their family members.

The shooting took place in a busy area of Nipomo but no civilians or law enforcement were hurt during the incident.

The two events will take place in Olympic Hall at Nipomo High School, located at 525 N. Thompson Ave. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 8; 2-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 10; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

COVID-19 guidelines will be followed and people who will be attending are asked to have a face covering.