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By Matthew Gonzalez
Observer Staff Writer 

Gunshot Victim at 6th Street and Broadway in Downtown Santa Monica. Shotgun reportedly used.

The driver of a SUV involved in the collision exited the vehicle and shot at the other car. Victim and Perp Knew Each Other.

 

January 23, 2023

Santa Monica Police cordon off area for investigation after shooting at 6th Street and Broadway on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2023.

Update, 4:20 pm PST: "On Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at approximately 3:42 PM officers were flagged down by an individual reporting shots fired near 6th and Broadway. Officers located two vehicles involved in a collision and one victim with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Santa Monica Police cordon off area for investigation after shooting at 6th Street and Broadway on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2023.

Witnesses report that the driver of a SUV involved in the collision exited the vehicle and shot at the other car. The victim was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening wound."

"No motive at this time, however it appears both individuals involved are known to each other. The shooter has been taken into custody and the handgun was recovered. This remains an active investigation."--Lt. Rudy Flores, SMPD.

1.24.23: The fire department scanner contains reports of a gunshot victim at 6th Street and Broadway, in Downtown Santa Monica. This on Tuesday afternoon at 3:45 PM PST.

SMPD issued an alert at 3:50 PM PST, telling people to avoid the area around 5th and Broadway due to police activity. This appears to be a gang related incident, involving a shotgun, following a car collision. Battalion One of the SMFD has responded.

This is breaking news, more details as they become available.

 

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