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One hospitalized after shooting in Lompoc

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One shooting victim was transported by helicopter to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Saturday.

LOMPOC, Calif. - One person was transported by helicopter to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital's Trauma Center Saturday evening following a shooting in Lompoc.

Lompoc Fire Battalion Chief Brian Federmann said the victim was found just before 4 p.m. on the 700 block of D street.

Lompoc police said the 18-year-old victim refused to tell officers where the shooting occurred. He was then transported to the hospital and is listed as being in stable condition.

It is unclear how many suspects were involved at this time. Police said it is also unknown if this incident was gang-related, however, the victim has been identified as a gang member in the past.

Police said the last homicide in the city occurred just across the street from where this victim was found.

No witnesses to the shooting were located. Officers are asking residents in the area to check their home surveillance cameras for anything related to the incident.

If you happened to see anything suspicious or have any information about this shooting, you are urged to contact the Lompoc Police Department immediately with the option to remain anonymous.

Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County

Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.

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