A 17-year-old Los Angeles youth was shot and a Los Angeles man was stabbed during an apparent gang-related fight at the 1550 beach parking lot in Santa Monica early Thursday, July 28th, police said.
Three males have been arrested and are in Santa Monica police custody, but police said they were looking for additional suspects described as 18-to-25-year-old men in relation to the incident. The case investigation is continuing.
Santa Monica police went to the beach parking lot at 1:40 a.m. after receiving a call regarding shots fired.
Officers spoke to witnesses of the shooting incident at the parking lot and received a call about a victim of the shooting who was in the 1700 block of Fourth Street, Santa Monica Police Lt. Frank Fabrega said.
Police went to the Fourth Street address and located a man who had at least one gunshot wound to his upper torso, Fabrega said. The victim, who was apparently shot at the beach parking lot, was taken to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition, police said.
Santa Monica police received additional information that another man, who was apparently stabbed at the Santa Monica beach parking lot, was being treated at a Los Angeles hospital, police said. The victim was stabbed in the upper torso and was listed in stable condition.
The two victims were apparently involved in the same incident at the beach parking lot, which police believe was gang-related, according to Fabrega.
Police have not yet determined what happened during the incident at the beach lot, he said.
The three suspects arrested in relation to the incident were all booked for attempted murder and gang enhancement with no bail, police said.
The suspects have been identified as Marco Villalobos, 22, of Los Angeles; Pedro Villalobos, 23, of Los Angeles; and a juvenile, who was taken to a juvenile detention facility, police said.
Anyone with any information about the event is asked to contact the Santa Monica Police 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 (800) 78-CRIME (2-7463).