WEATHER »

18-Year-Old Gangmember Shot Over Weekend

Victim Expected to Survive but Not Cooperating with Authorities


An 18-year-old Santa Barbara gang member was shot once in the abdomen this weekend, and though the police say there’s no evidence to suggest the incident is gang-related, the victim hasn’t been cooperating with authorities, and it’s unclear whether the man’s injury was the result of a criminal act, accident, or was self-inflicted.

Officers responded to the 600 block of Wentworth Avenue at 12:04 a.m. to find the victim lying on the west sidewalk, said police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood in a media release. He was transported by paramedics to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and is expected to survive, said Harwood.

The subsequent investigation revealed the victim was attending a family gathering in the area when he was shot. No more information has been released at this point.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Police Dog Subdues Domestic Disturber

Carpinteria argument resolved with help of K9.

Fire Breaks Out near Las Cruces

[Update] Cruces Fire at 150 acres, County Fire reported. Northern edge difficult; State Route 1 "looking better."

Drugs Discovered in Woman in Jail

Brought to Santa Barbara County Jail on drug charges, she was ordered to remove them from concealment.

Ojai Rejects Private Water Company

After years of lawsuits, water customers get rid of Golden State Water Co.

Montecito Residents Piece Apart New Flood Map

Despite objections for individual parcels, officials say map will stand.