A two-car collision in Santa Monica ends with a motorist being shot, police say


Santa Monica police are investigating a two-vehicle collision in which one person was shot Tuesday afternoon in the resort town.

Officers were apprehended by a person who reported hearing gunshots near the corner of 6th Street and Broadway at 3:42 p.m., according to a statement from the Santa Monica Police Department.

When officers arrived, they found two vehicles that had been involved in a collision and the occupant of one of the cars had suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

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Witnesses said the driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision fired at the victim.

The victim was treated in a hospital. The other person involved in the hit-and-run has been apprehended and the gun used in the shooting has been recovered.

No motive is currently known, but it appeared the two people knew each other, police said.


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