Crime

Woman found shot in chest outside Orcutt home

A woman reportedly was shot in the chest Friday, June 9, 2017, at a home in Orcutt. A man found in the back yard of the home was taken into custody, but police say no arrests have been made.
A woman reportedly was shot in the chest Friday, June 9, 2017, at a home in Orcutt. A man found in the back yard of the home was taken into custody, but police say no arrests have been made. Noozhawk.com

A 35-year-old woman was airlifted to the hospital Friday after she was found with a gunshot wound to the chest outside a home in Orcutt.

The incident occurred shortly after noon at a residence on the 200 block of Mountain View Drive, according to Cmdr. Craig Bonner of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.

A woman was found in the front yard of the single-family home and had at least one gunshot wound, Bonner said.

She was taken by AMR ambulance to the Calstar headquarters at the Santa Maria airport, then was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Her name and information on her condition were not available.

A man was detained at gunpoint in the rear yard of the home, according to emergency radio traffic. Bonner said no arrests had been made.

“We’re continuing to interview all the witnesses and people involved at this point,” he said.

A handgun reportedly was recovered in the back yard of the home.

Additional details were not immediately available.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 805-681-4150 or leave an anonymous tip at 805-681-4171.

Check Noozhawk.com for updates to this developing story.

Noozhawk North County Editor Janene Scully reported from the scene.

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