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

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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.

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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