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1 Person in Custody After Non-Injury Shooting in Santa Maria

No injuries reported in incident on 200 block of West Mill Street

A bearcat armored vehicle and several officers in Santa Maria
A bearcat armored vehicle and several officers in Santa Maria on Thursday after a man was arrested for allegedly firing several shots in the areas. No injuries were reported. (Santa Maria Police Department photo)

One person was arrested Thursday after a shooting in Santa Maria, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.

At approximately 10:20 a.m., officers responded to a report of shots being fired from a vehicle in the area of 200 West Mill Street, police said. 

Police were investigating whether the shots were fired into the air or at a house in the area, Sgt. Michael McGehee said, adding that no one was injured in the incident.

Officers detained one suspect and remained in the area investigating the incident.

Mario Lopez Hernandez, 32, was arrested for suspicion of shooting at an inhabited structure and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail, police Lt. Russ Mengel said Thursday afternoon.

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