Santa Maria police are investigating a shooting early Friday morning at the Buckboard Motel, 1620 S. Broadway in Santa Maria.
Police were called to the motel about 2:30 a.m. on reports of a shot fired in the area. Lt. Rico Flores said officers found an empty room with blood evidence.
A short time later, a gunshot victim arrived at Marian Medical Center, according to Flores. He said the victim, whose name has not been released, would say only that there was a verbal argument and that a gun discharged, striking her.
Her wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, Flores said.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Santa Maria Police Department.