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Two Teenage Girls Shot at Santa Monica Party

Officers Responded to a Large Party in the 2700 Block of Santa Monica Beach

On July 7 around 9:20 p.m., multiple officers from the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a report of a large party in the 2700 block of Santa Monica Beach. At approximately 9:22 PM, while approaching the scene, the officers heard multiple gunshots, causing the crowd, including the shooter, to scatter.

The officers discovered two injured individuals, both juveniles from Los Angeles, who had sustained gunshot wounds to their lower legs. The victims, identified as 14- and 17-year-old females, were subsequently transported by the Santa Monica Fire Department to local hospitals for treatment. Fortunately, neither of the injuries was life-threatening.

The victims were unable to identify the perpetrator or determine the direction in which the individual fled. Witnesses described the suspect as a Black male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, of unknown age or build, sporting dreadlocks, and attired in black pants, a white shirt, and a black hat. It was noted that the subject did not exhibit signs of homelessness.

Anyone with information related to this incident or the individuals involved is encouraged to contact the Santa Monica Police Department’s detective unit during business hours at 310-458-8451, or reach the Watch Commander (available 24 hours) at 310-458-8427.”

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