The Santa Maria Police Department is investigating an apparent gang-related shooting that left one man critically injured early Monday morning.
According to police officials, officers responded to a report of a shooting at 12:44 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of West El Camino Street in Santa Maria.
When officers arrived, they found an adult male suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
The unidentified man was taken to Marian Regional Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.
Police officials said they believe this incident is gang-related, and they are investigating the incident as an attempted homicide.
Investigators are requesting that anyone with information about this crime contact the Santa Maria Police Department at 928-3781, ext. 2278.
Check back for more details on this developing story.