Verbal Altercation Results in Shooting

Authored on
September 26, 2021

On September 22, 2021, around 8pm, Santa Barbara Police Officers responded to Cottage Hospital Emergency Room for a report of a 16-year-old male victim who was brought to the hospital with a potential gunshot wound. During the initial investigation, Officers learned the incident occurred in the 1200 block of San Andres Street.

It was reported the victim and another juvenile were walking on the sidewalk when a vehicle stopped, and the occupants contacted the two juveniles. A verbal altercation occurred and one of the vehicle’s occupants fired a small caliber firearm, striking the victim in the abdomen.

Detectives have been actively investigating this case. The suspect is currently outstanding. This incident is believed to be an isolated incident.

The victim is being treated at Cottage Hospital. Due to this being an active investigation, no other information is available at this time.

The Santa Barbara Police Department is seeking any information from the community related to this incident. Anonymous reports can be made by contacting the Santa Barbara Police Department at 805-897-2355.



Contact Info


735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 

P: (805) 963-0611
F: (805) 564-5475

Sgt. E. Ragsdale, Communications Sergeant – PIO