SANTA MONICA—A shooting transpired at 12:58 a.m. after several suspects fired at a parked party bus on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica on Saturday, November 4.
One person was killed and three others were injured during the shooting near Colorado Boulevard near the Santa Monica Pier. The Santa Monica Police Department are investigating the case and searching for the suspects. An involved bus drove to the Santa Monica Public Safety Facility (PSF) with additional gunshot victims on board. Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics responded and treated the victims. Three victims were treated and transported to a local hospital for treatment. A fourth victim suffered minor injuries; but was not transported to the hospital.
Lt. Saul Rodriguez of the SMPD indicated in a press release to Canyon News that officers determined (bus-1) occupied with a large group parked along Ocean Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Several occupants exited (bus-1) onto Ocean Avenue.
At that time, the occupants on (bus-1) got into an altercation with several subjects that exited another nearby bus (bus-2) parked on Ocean Avenue. A short time later, several suspect(s) fired multiple bullets into (bus-1) striking three victims and a victim on Ocean Avenue. The suspects fled the area westbound in Palisades Park and jumped over a railing towards Pacific Coast Highway. Bus-1)immediately fled the area and drove to the Santa Monica PSF with three gunshot victims on board.
Police have described the suspects as 2-3 African-American males with no additional information available at this time. This investigation is on-going. The name of the victim has not been disclosed to the public.
Lt. Saul Rodriguez of the SMPD indicated to Canyon News in an email that the victim has been identified as 38 year-old Deommie Alexis Falconer-De La Cruz. “No arrests have been made. We recovered 6 weapons (2 from the possible Suspect bus; 3 recovered from Palisade Park and bluffs; and 1 in a trash can in Palisades Park,” said Lt. Rodriguez.
Anyone with additional information regarding the shooting or the suspects is asked to call Detective Leone (310) 458-8949; Detective Cooper (310) 458-8478; or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.
Written By George Morris and Casey Jacobs