A 25-year-old man remains in critical condition after he was shot in the 1800 block of 11th Street in Santa Monica in the early afternoon Sunday, November 12th, police said.
Police were called at about 2 p.m. to the area of 11th Street and Michigan Avenue regarding a report of possible shots fired, according to Santa Monica police Captain Alex Padilla.
Responding officers discovered evidence of a possible shooting and immediately canvassed the area for victims but found none, Padilla said.
A short time later, a 25-year-old man was located at a local hospital in critical condition, with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and forearm, police said.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was on a bicycle in the street talking to the driver of a parked vehicle, when they heard gunshots.
The victim, who was struck by gunfire, was then promptly taken to the hospital prior to the arrival of Santa Monica police, Padilla said. The driver of the parked vehicle was not injured.
Witnesses reported seeing a brown-colored vehicle leaving the area shortly after the report of gunshots, police said.
There is no further description of the vehicle or suspect(s) at this time, police said.
Police are investigating the possible motive for the shooting incident.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Santa Monica Police Department Robbery-Homicide Unit at (310) 458-8451, or the watch commander at (310) 458-8427.