Crime

Man dies after allegedly shooting juvenile and then himself in Santa Maria

A man suspected of shooting a juvenile and then himself Monday night in northwest Santa Maria has died of his injuries, police Lt. Paul Van Meel said Tuesday afternoon.

Personnel from the Santa Maria police and fire departments, along with an American Medical Response ambulance, were dispatched to the 900 block of West Williams Street for a report of a shooting at approximately 10:30 p.m., Lt. Terry Flaa said.

There was a juvenile victim with a gunshot wound at the scene, officers said, and one of his family members was outside of the home.

Officers learned the victim was involved in a verbal dispute with an adult family member. Some time during the dispute, the adult family member shot the juvenile and then himself, Flaa said.

On Tuesday afternoon, police said Ronald Enos, 56, of Santa Maria, died as a result of his injuries.

“Due to the age of the victim, we are not releasing any identifying information at this time,” Van Meel said Tuesday.

Police had said Monday night that two people with gunshot wounds had been taken to Marian Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Detective Mathew Silver at 805-928-3781, ext. 1346, police said.

No further information was available.

Noozhawk North County editor Janene Scully can be reached at jscully@noozhawk.com. Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

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