Police Seek Suspect After Shooting at Santa Monica Pier Parking Lot
One man wounded in the leg in apparent gang related shooting
October 20, 2019
Police Seek Suspect After Shooting at Santa Monica Pier Parking LotAn argument over a parking space resulted in one man shooting another in the parking lot immediately north of the Santa Monica pier Wednesday night.
On October 16, 2019 at 9:58 pm, the Santa Monica Police Department received a radio call of a single shot fired in the south end portion of the 1550 Lot. Officers arrived on scene and found a male subject who had sustained a single gun shot wound to his lower leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital for a non-life threatening injury.
Officers were able to ascertain the suspects to be group of male Hispanics, possibly gang members in their early 20's. The suspects were last seen leaving the parking lot in a small sedan or smaller SUV. Officers canvassed the area and were unable to locate the suspects.
The incident appears to be a spontaneous gang related encounter. Both parties became involved in a verbal altercation on the pier, resulting in the shooting in the southern portion of the 1550 lot.
Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects or for any information that may be useful to the investigation.
Please contact the Robbery/Homicide Division at 310-458-8451 or the Watch Commander at 310-458-8427.