One person shot, another stabbed in Santa Maria

August 10, 2020

Santa Maria Police are searching for a gunman who shot a victim multiple times Saturday evening.

At about 7:20 p.m., the gunman shot an adult victim near La Salle and Columbus drives. Prior to officers arriving at the scene, a private vehicle transported the victim to Marian Regional Medical Center, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.

The victim received treatment for multiple gunshot wounds and was in stable condition. Santa Maria detectives are investigating the shooting.

Also over the weekend, Santa Maria officers used a drone to locate a parolee who allegedly fled into the riverbed after stabbing his girlfriend. Officers arrested Adam Martinez, 35, and booked him into the Santa Barbara County Jail.

The police department posted photos on Instagram of officers flying the drone and riding off-road vehicles while tracking down Martinez.

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For simplicity maybe CCN and other news outlets could create a template for Santa Maria/Lompoc (“Lompton”) gang shootings and stabbings. This is not man-bites-dog material. Oh yeah, and get rid of Ian Parkinson and Dan Dow who have been very successful in jobs that look like a picket fence against the tide in SLO County, though we will soon be overrun and devolve into Tianna and Heidi’s anarchy.