A homicide investigation was underway Sunday after a woman was found dead in Santa Maria, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene on Goodwin Road near Orcutt Road about 7 a.m. Sunday, said sheriff’s Cmdr. Craig Bonner.
The victim, an adult woman, was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
“We’re not releasing a whole lot of details other than that at this point and time,” Bonner said. “It’s an ongoing investigation.”
No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting, he added.
The victim’s name will not be released until family members have been notified.