Update: SC Police investigate 3 shootings in less than a week

Santa Cruz Rangers visit Grant Park Wednesday morning to survey the scene where shots rang out the night before. (Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian)

SANTA CRUZ — The Santa Cruz Police Department is looking into three separate shooting incidents between July31 and Tuesday night.

Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday police received multiple calls of shots fired on the 200 block of Grant Street near Grant Park. They found several shell casings but no suspects. No injuries were reported.

On Saturday an adult male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound arrived at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was reportedly shot on the 700 block of Chestnut Street just after midnight.

Investigators believe an exchange of gunfire occurred between two people or groups.

Santa Cruz Police detectives were brought in to assist with this investigation and continue to follow up on leads.

No arrests have been made.  

Santa Cruz Police investigators ask that anyone who has a home or business surveillance system within the area check their footage, to see if they captured anything that could help.

The incident occurred three days after police responded to a separate shooting in a parking lot near the Santa Cruz Metro Center on the 900 block of Pacific Avenue at about 4 p.m. on July 31.

Investigators found a handgun near the scene. Both the suspect shooter and the victim fled the scene. An unoccupied parked vehicle was struck multiple times, and multiple shell casings were found nearby.

Nobody was injured.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call 420-5820. Anonymous tipsters can call 420-5995.


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