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Sheriff’s Deputies Investigate Drive-By Shooting in Buellton

At approximately 11:15 p.m. last night on January 31, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 911 call about gunshots heard in the 300 block of Gay Drive in Buellton. Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the City of Buellton, and the surrounding area, responded and found two vehicles with damage from apparent gunshots. No one was injured in the incident. Crime Scene Technicians with the Sheriff’s Forensics Investigations Bureau responded to assist in processing the crime scene.

Witnesses described seeing an older-model white sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry or Corolla, driving slowly through the area occupied by two people. One witness observed the suspect vehicle fire at a specific residence and then slowly drive away from the area. Surrounding businesses and residences were checked and no other victims were identified.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with possible information about this crime is asked to contact the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office at 805-692-5743 or to leave an anonymous tip, please call 805-681-4171.  You can also submit an anonymous tip on our website at

The City of Buellton contracts with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services.




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