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Two shot in Santa Maria Friday night, police investigate two separate shootings

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Posted at 9:21 AM, May 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-08 19:26:33-04

Santa Maria Police are investigating two separate shootings that left two teens injured.

Police say they were alerted about the first incident at around 9:50 p.m. when a 19-year-old male checked himself into the hospital with a single gunshot wound. The victim told police he was walking near the intersection of Alvin & Bradley when he was struck by a bullet. The victim's injuries are non-life-threatening.

Police then responded to reports of another shooting at around 10:59 p.m. where there were multiple reports of shots fired near the intersection of Thornburg & Ronald. Upon arrival, officers located evidence that a shooting had occurred in the area related to a large house party. While on scene, police say an 18-year-old male arrived at the hospital seeking treatment for gunshot wounds.

Police believe that victim is connected to the Thornburg & Ronald investigation. His injuries were also non-life-threatening.

Both investigations are ongoing. Anyone with information related to either case is asked to call the SMPD Communications Center at (805) 928 – 3781 x2277