Authorities reported four shootings in the Santa Cruz area in three days, and confirmed that two are believed to be linked.
Police said a man fired multiple shots towards a group of people sitting on a porch at the corner of Woodrow Avenue and Walk Circle Monday evening. No one was injured.
Officials are continuing to investigate a Sunday morning shooting in downtown Santa Cruz, at the corner of Center and Lincoln streets, where one man suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Authorities have made headway in two other weekend shootings in the Santa Cruz area. According to sheriff's deputies, 22-year-old Omar Lopez was shot and killed early Saturday morning, as he sat in a friend's car in the Live Oak community. The Santa Cruz man was shot at close range, and was driven to a nearby gas station, where he was pronounced dead.
Sunday evening, police said an 18-year-old man was shot multiple times in the legs at the Beach Flats Apart