One Dead in Noleta Shooting

Shooting Warrants Shelter-in-Place Order

Credit: Paul Wellman

A shelter-in-place order was put into effect from Hollister Avenue to the bike path between Turnpike Avenue and Patterson Road on Thursday afternoon following a shooting in the area. The shooter is still at large.

When Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting report a little after 1 p.m., they immediately discovered two victims in a car on the 600 block of Burtis Street. One victim was dead at the scene, and the other was taken to the hospital. 


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The neighborhood was locked down for three hours, until about 4 p.m. The suspect, who is still at large, was described by officials as a man in his twenties who was last seen wearing white, baggy blue jeans and a gray shirt.

There is no identified motive yet, but the shooting is still under investigation.


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