SANTA MONICA—Officials from the Santa Monica Police Department closed the Santa Monica Pier following reports of a shooting. The incident transpired on Thursday, August 23.
According to a press release Canyon News received from Sgt. Rudy Flores of the SMPD, at around 6:04 a.m., SMPD Harbor Guards were contacted and informed that a female on the west-end of the Santa Monica Pier required medical attention. When officers made contact with the female they determined that she had sustained a single gunshot wound to her upper leg area.
The victim suffered non-life-threatening wounds and was brought to the nearest hospital via ambulance. The victim was uncooperative and provided little information to police involving the incident. The SMPD indicated the victim initially reported that an unknown Hispanic male, armed with a handgun, shot her. The victim stated that the male was accompanied by a Hispanic female. Minimal information was provided about the details of the incident or suspect(s).
No arrests in relation to the crime were made and no details about the suspect(s) were disclosed.
At the hospital, the victim declined to provide additional information.
Detectives are continuing to pursue any and all possible leads. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Detective Richard Elias at (310) 458-8943, Sergeant Chris Skogh at (310) 458-8992 or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.