SANTA MONICA, CA: On Sunday, June 12th, at approximately 7:20, Santa Monica Police & Fire responded to reports of shots fired in the 1900 block of Cloverfield Blvd for reported shots fired in the area. Upon the officers' arrival, they noticed evidence of a shooting in the alleyway of an apartment complex. The Santa Monica Police Department had blocked off all lanes of travel on Cloverfield between Deleware ave and Virginia Ave. They called in some of the department's S.W.A.T. team but didn't call any members that were not on duty at the time. Once additional resources and S.W.A.T. officers arrived, they began to search throughout the apartment complex for any victims or suspects. Santa Monica Fire was staged down the street from the incident with bulletproof vests as police searched the apartment complex. They did not find any victims or suspects involved in the shooting, and a crime scene was set up to collect evidence. The fire department was released from the scene due to not being needed no more. The police department's forensics team was called out to the scene to take photos as well as to collect the evidence left behind. At this time no potential suspects have been identified in connection to the shooting. No bullets were shot through any of the units in the apartment complex. There have been no victims identified. Police have considered this to be a random shooting at this time.
We have requested comments from both the Santa Monica Fire and Police Departments but haven't heard back yet.