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Caught on camera: suspects flee crime scene in Santa Maria

SANTA MARIA, Calif - Santa Maria police have released new video linked to a recent assault in Santa Maria.

The assault happened on Oct. 30 around 3:30 p.m. at a Mobil gas station on the 2400 block of South Broadway.

When police arrived to the scene, they discovered a man who was severely injured and unconscious.

Detectives determined the assault was gang-related and have arrested three people so far: 19-year-old Christian Garcia, 23-year-old Eric Valentin and 19-year-old Kevin Nunez.

Lt. Paul Van Meel said he was made aware of the video. It shows at least seven people running from the gas station and into a car located in a parking lot.

Detectives are releasing the footage in hopes that someone will come forward with information to help identify the other people involved.

If you have information about this incident, contact the Santa Maria Police Department tip line at 805-928-3781, ext. 2677.

Crime / Instagram / Santa Maria - North County

Genelle Padilla

Genelle Padilla is the co-anchor of KCOY 12 Central Coast News evening newscasts and co-anchor of KKFX My Fox 11 news at 10 p.m.