3 shot near UC Santa Barbara; suspect detained

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Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies have detained a man Monday night in connection to the shootings near UC Santa Barbara. A second suspect remained at large. (KABC)

Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies detained a man Monday night in connection to reported shootings near UC Santa Barbara. A second suspect remained at large.

The suspect was among one of three men shot in the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde Road outside of a home in Isla Vista, sheriff's deputies said. Deputies responded shortly after 7:10 p.m. to a domestic disturbance call and found three men in their 20s in need of medical attention. They were taken to a hospital.

Another man allegedly fled the area and drove toward Highway 217 possibly in a white, four-door sedan, deputies said.

Authorities searched the area, temporarily placing the campus and surrounding neighborhoods on lockdown. Though the order to shelter in place was lifted, authorities continue to search for a second suspect.

Initially, the incident was reported as "shots fired," but the sheriff's department said it is not clear if anyone other than the three men were hit by the gunfire. Deputies are investigating whether drugs played a part in the incident.

The shooting comes nearly a year after 22-year-old Eliot Rodger went on a shooting spree in the college beach town. Rodger killed six people and injured 13 others before committing suicide.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call 911.

Authorities respond to a shooting in the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde Road in Isla Vista on Monday, May 11, 2015.


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