Update, 9 p.m.
Santa Maria police have arrested Fernando Navarro on suspicion of shooting a firearm in a grossly negligent manner and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited by court order, officials said Saturday evening.
Navarro, 19, is reportedly the older brother of the 13-year-old boy who suffered a serious gunshot wound earlier Saturday. The boy’s condition is unknown.
Navarro was booked into County Jail.
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A 13-year-old shooting victim was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Saturday afternoon, Santa Maria police Lt. Russ Mengel said.
Shortly after noon, personnel from the Santa Maria police and fire departments along with an AMR ambulance responded to the 600 block of West Polk Street.
The 13-year-old boy with a serious gunshot wound was airlifted to Cottage Hospital for treatment.
Officers spent the afternoon at the scene of the shooting investigating circumstances of what may have been an accidental incident, Mengel said.
Additional details were not immediately available.