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Police officers are searching for a suspect who reportedly shot at three men walking on a sidewalk late Wednesday night in Santa Maria. 

At about 7:34 p.m., Santa Maria Police officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Thornburg Avenue and Church Street. Witnesses reported seeing a suspect exit a vehicle, fire several rounds at three young males walking on the sidewalk, then return to the vehicle before the vehicle sped off.

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The victims were not struck, and a suspect has not been determined.

The investigation has been turned over to the Santa Maria Police Detective Bureau. Anyone with information is urged to contact the department at 805-928-3781, ext. 2277 (dispatch), or 805-928-3781, ext. COPS (2677). Information can be left anonymously.

Gina Kim covers crime and courts for Santa Maria Times. Follow her on Twitter @gina_k210

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