An 18-year-old Santa Monica man was shot in the arm during a drive-by shooting in the Pico Neighborhood of Santa Monica Tuesday, January 3rd, Santa Monica police said.

Police assigned to the Pico Neighborhood detail received a call at 4:17 p.m. regarding shots fired in the area of the 1800 block of 16th Street in Santa Monica.

Officers immediately contained the area and a short time later they saw a dark vehicle leaving the alley, police said.

The vehicle was stopped in the 1200 block of Pico Boulevard and the occupants were detained.

A witness identified one of the occupants in the vehicle as a person who was allegedly seen holding a gun in his hand, police said.

During the investigation, police dispatch was notified of a male Santa Monica teenager who had walked into a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm.

The suspect in the shooting had not been booked at press time, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Santa Monica Police Department Robbery-Homicide Unit at (310) 458-8451, or the watch commander at (310) 458-8426.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous may also call the We-Tip national hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).

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