December 1, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Woman Shot at Santa Monica Pier, Shooter Remains at Large

Woman shot in the thigh at Santa Monica Pier early this morning. 

By Sam Catanzaro 

A woman was shot in the thigh at 6:05 a.m. Thursday morning at the west end of the Santa Monica Pier. While the victim is currently in stable condition, the shooter remains unidentified to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) and is still at large.

“One of our local fishermen here contacted a Harbor Guard and told them that someone on the west end of the pier required some type of medical attention. The harbor guard went over to that area and made contact with the female who had a single gunshot wound in her thigh area,” said Sergeant Rudy Flores of the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Criminal Investigations Division.   

Officers responded to the scene and began to question the women. Her initial statement said a male Hispanic in his 20s to 30s had shot her but according to Sgt. Flores she was and remains uncooperative with authorities.

“She was very vague as far as the information and his description. She even made mention that he was possibly accompanied by another female Hispanic,” Sgt. Flores said.

She was then transported to a local hospital where she remains in stable condition.

“It is a non-critical, non-life-threatening wound,” Sgt. Flores said. “Unfortunately, she continues to be uncooperative at the hospital with our officers, detectives and even the medical staff. We have very minimal information at this time and are exploring all possible leads.”

At one point on Thursday, the SMPD had divers go into the water off the pier to search for evidence, including the handgun that was reportedly used in the shooting.

The far west end of the pIer was closed from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and has now been reopened.

The SMPD is still seeking the public’s assistance with any information relating to this shooting. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Detective Richard Elias at (310) 458-8943, Sergeant Chris Skogh at (310) 458-8992 or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.

Related Posts

The Best CBD Gift For Every Occasion

November 30, 2021

November 30, 2021

Thanks to the growing popularity of Hemp CBD, there’s a lot of new and unique CBD products that will make...

Venice Family Clinic Completes Merger with South Bay Family Health Care

November 9, 2021

November 9, 2021

Venice Family Clinic and South Bay Family Health Care, which have together provided more than a century of health care...

New French Restaurant Opens by Beach in Playa del Rey

October 20, 2021

October 20, 2021

Westside Dining Scene October 21, 2021 By Dolores Quintana There’s a new French restaurant open in Playa Del Rey according...

Breaking Barriers Through Sport

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

Ex-Navy Rescue swimmer and triathlete, Jordan Hunter is changing the statistics of African Americans not knowing how to swim and...

Community Volunteer Patrol Program Brings Civilians New Insight Into Law Enforcement

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

The West LA Police Department has a community patrol program bridging the gap between civilians and law enforcement. Video brought...

Pali High Debuts Fall Musical Avenue Q Live on Stage

October 12, 2021

October 12, 2021

Pali high students bring the musical Avenue Q to the stage for a limited time. Video brought to you by...

UCLA awarded $1 Million Dollars Towards Enabling Safer Bike Commutes

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

The Civic Bicycle Commuting team along with partners is one of six competitors for the Civic Innovation Challenge backed by...

Carmelo Anthony Will Be Crucial The Lakers’ Title Chase, From The Bench

October 8, 2021

October 8, 2021

The Los Angeles Lakers remain the second favorites for the NBA championship in 2022 on the back of their slow...

Barn Owl Nesting Box Program Comes to The Westside.

October 5, 2021

October 5, 2021

The barn owl nesting box program from Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife is helping these birds create a network of...

Missing Woman Last Seen in Venice Beach

September 29, 2021

September 29, 2021

Jessie Jean-Baptiste last seen Saturday By Sam Catanzaro Police are seeking a missing 25-year-old woman last seen in Venice Beach...

Canstruction Fights Hunger Through Art

September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

International hunger relief fundraiser Canstruction makes an appearance at the Westfield Century City mall and we have the highlights. Video...

The Rich History of Prehemptive CBD Creams

September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

The following is a question and answer with Paul Herve, founder of Prehemptive CBD creams, based on the formulas of a botanical...

Top-Rated Poster Printing Services in Los Angeles

September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

So you want a piece of promotional artwork that is eye-catching and makes a statement. Maybe you’re a store looking...

Comedian Fuquan Johnson One of 1 of 3 Dead Following Suspected Overdose at Venice Party

September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

Early Saturday morning incident remains under investigation By Sam Catanzaro Comedian Fuquan Johnson was among one of three people who...

Gambling and Mental Health: Tips For The Casino

August 31, 2021

August 31, 2021

With the advent of online casinos, gambling has become a more popular pastime than ever before. It’s estimated that a...