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Santa Rosa Police Department
Monday July 5th, 2021 :: 08:58 a.m. PDT

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Shooting Homicide & Three Others Injured

On July 5, 2021, at 12:06 a.m., Santa Rosa Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of Beachwood Drive regarding a shooting that just occurred.   Santa Rosa Police Officers arrived on the scene and found multiple shooting victims.  One victim died on scene from gunshot wound(s).  Three other victims were also shot and transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. 
 
Detectives from the SRPD Violent Crimes Investigation Team as well as Field & Evidence Technicians responded to the scene and are continuing to investigation this incident.  The investigation is still in its early stages, and we are following up on every investigative lead. 
 
Investigation Thus Far:
 
Dozens of people were participating in a large/illegal firework show in the 1500 block of Beachwood Drive.  A silver Honda Accord, with an unknown amount of people inside, drove into the neighborhood.  Witnesses believed they heard gang challenges come from vehicle occupants, but we are investigating what exactly was shouted from the Honda.
 
An occupant or occupants from the Honda started shooting from the vehicle and initially struck three victims (one adult male and two juveniles).  As the vehicle tried to flee the area, a second exchange of gunfire occurred.  A person or people from the crowd engage in gunfire with occupants of the Honda.  During this exchange, an adult female was struck by at least one bullet.
 
The Honda crashed into a parked car and the suspects fled the scene on foot.  Officers searched for the suspects, but were unable to locate them. Currently, we do not have additional suspect information to provide.
 
Victims:

  • 35-year-old man from Santa Rosa, deceased.  We are not currently releasing his name but will provide it after next of kin has been notified.
  • 29-year-old female from Santa Rosa.  Critical condition and being treated at a local hospital
  • 17-year-old juvenile female from Santa Rosa. Critical condition and being treated at a local hospital
  • 16-year-old juvenile male from Santa Rosa.  Non-life-threatening gunshot injury.  He is being treated at a local hospital
The investigation is on-going and the Santa Rosa Police Department encourages anyone who has information that would assist with the investigation to contact SRPD through our online Tip Line: www.SRCity.org/CrimeTips.  
 
A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by the Sonoma County Alliance Community Engagement and Safety Rewards Fund.  The reward is for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in this shooting & murder.

Media inquiries may be directed to Sergeant Christopher Mahurin at (707) 975-0129 or [email protected].  SRPD Case number 21-7117.
 

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Santa Rosa Police Department
965 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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