Road rage leads to shootings in Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Police Department is investigating the September 6th incident

By Sam Catanzaro

Santa Monica Police are investigating a street rage incident that resulted in a shooting on Monday afternoon.

According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), officials responded to a report of gunfire in the Yorkshire Avenue and Pico Boulevard areas at around 1:21 p.m. on September 6. At the same time, another caller reported an accident near the same location, the police discovered.

When the officers arrived at the scene, according to the SMPD, both the suspect and the suspicious vehicle had disappeared.

“The officers met with a victim and witnesses who reported that the suspect rammed the victim’s car from behind in the incident to avoid a possible traffic incident. The victims left their vehicle and were attacked while trying to escape by the suspect who fired several shots at them, ”said the SMPD. “One of the victims suffered a graze on his knee and was transported to a local hospital.”

SMPD detectives try to identify and locate the suspect and the vehicle involved in the incident. The suspect is described as a white man, between 20 and 25 years old, about six feet tall, slim and with tattoos on the right side of his face. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a blue and white long sleeved sweater, gray or tan pants, and white shoes. The vehicle he drove is described as the newer black Mercedes Benz 4-door sedan.

Anyone with additional information about this incident or person is strongly encouraged to contact Detective Haro with the Criminal Investigations Division at 310-458-2256 or the Santa Monica Department Guard Commanders (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.

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