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Man Shot near Refugio Beach

Hit in Leg; Details Remain Sketchy


Santa Barbara Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call yesterday, August 26, of a man shot near Refugio Beach.

The victim called dispatchers himself at 12:40 p.m. and said he was shot when he stopped to help another motorist. Deputies found the man sitting in his car — which was parked on the Refugio Road offramp on the northbound side of Highway 101 — with a bullet wound in his leg.

The man reportedly gave authorities a description of the shooter and the involved vehicle, but an immediate search of the area failed to turn up a suspect. Detectives are withholding any details until they receive solid information, Sheriff’s spokesperson Drew Sugars said.

The victim was transported to Cottage Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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