On November 4, 2021, around 2:00am, Santa Barbara Police Officers responded to the 1st block of East Cota Street for a report of a shooting that had just occurred. Officers responded with lights and sirens to the area and located a gunshot victim in an alleyway adjacent to City Lot 10, downtown. Officers discovered a 32-year-old male victim in the alleyway that had a single gunshot wound to his neck. Officers rendered emergency medical aid until paramedics arrived on scene.
During the investigation, it was determined the victim had been involved in a verbal altercation with a group of subjects at a local bar prior to the shooting. Officers located blood and evidence that a firearm had been discharged at the scene. It appears this is an isolated incident.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Cottage Hospital Emergency Room for treatment.
Detectives responded to investigate this shooting and are actively working on this case. The suspect is currently outstanding.
This is an active investigation and there is no other information available for release at this time.