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Victim Reported Dead After Eastside Shooting

Attack on 21-year-old man, who was shot multiple times, occurred in the 1000 block of Olive Street

Paramedics and firefighters attend to a man who suffered a gunshot wound Tuesday night on the 1000 block of Olive Street in Santa Barbara. He was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.
Paramedics and firefighters attend to a man who suffered a gunshot wound Tuesday night on the 1000 block of Olive Street in Santa Barbara. He was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.  (John Palminteri / KEYT News photo)

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol | updated logo 11:03 a.m. |

A 21-year-old man who was gunned down Tuesday night on Santa Barbara’s Eastside was pronounced dead a short time later, the Santa Barbara Police Department revealed Wednesday.

Police had remained tight-lipped about the shooting and the victim’s condition, concerned that releasing details could jeopardize the investigation, said Sgt. Riley Harwood.

The shooting occurred at about 7:15 p.m in the 1000 block of Olive Street, Harwood said, and the first officer was on scene in less than three minutes.

The victim, whose name was not released, suffered multiple gunshot wounds, Harwood said.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics, then taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Harwood said.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly before 8 p.m., Harwood said.

The victim was found on the east sidewalk of Olive Street with a bicycle nearby, Harwood said.

Witnesses on scene said the man appeared to be seriously injured, and emergency personnel were performing CPR on him before he was loaded into an ambulance.

Asked whether the shooting was gang-related, Harwood said, “We cannot confirm that.”

Several streets were shut down in the area while officers investigated the case.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation was continuing, Harwood said.

Check back for updates to this story.

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» on 02.20.13 @ 03:04 AM

Gangs again, it’s getting closer and closer to your family.

Thank your Democrats in charge of Calif, it’s going to get worse.

Gang injunctions NOW..arrest and deport illegals.

» on 02.21.13 @ 12:16 PM

There is no indication that the perps (or the victim) were “illegals”. There is also no indication that high density housing is a factor in breeding the violent crime and the reported recently increasing gang activity. Both of those suppositions being heard around town are but that.

» on 02.21.13 @ 05:31 PM

Maybe Wayne LaPierre can explain to the victim’s family that if he’d had a semi-
automatic assault rifle with him on his bicycle ride on Olive Street, he’d have been
able to take some of his attackers with him.

What’s a young life, compared to the “right to bear arms”?

» on 02.21.13 @ 06:49 PM

It is good to know the police were able to respond quickly to this unfortunate issue.  They are 2 blocks from Olive.

Want to bet this is related to a) increasing gang activity on the Eastside, and b) there is a Ventura gang connection vs. Santa Barbara criminal activity?

There has been a significant increase in residential theft in this area, as well as increased people wearing what would be called gang colors.  The last time this happened (overall increase) these low life’s found themselves faced with lethal force when trying to do drug deals on rental property, and the same when an “enforcer” from Ventura showed up to tune up a local high school banger on the same rental property.  Police were notified, and not until these jerks felt threatened did they stay away.

I have no confidence in the current police top administration to deal long term solutions with what happened. 

Regarding the density crack.  You are wrong on so many counts.  Review modern psychology and high density living and its effects.  Not good.

» on 02.21.13 @ 09:11 PM

Really?: You misunderstand my comment. I do think that high density housing is correlated with an increase in crime, greater proportionally than the increase in population would show. But what I wrote was that there is no showing that high density housing has any correlation with the increase of crime _recently here_ in Santa Barbara. I think we need some study and statistics.

I am VERY concerned about the proposals for increased density in the Milpas corridor and area. With knives and stabbing now having moved to gunshots and murder on the eastside, any housing density increase should be tabled.

» on 02.21.13 @ 10:44 PM

The cockroaches are also invading ThousandOaks.
There is increased gang crime in Oxnard (Mexico-Norte area), and Ventura. Just read the news, and watch the news on TV.

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