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Second Death Reported In Connection With South Coast Attack

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A second person has died in connection with a Sunday night shooting in Santa Barbara

Detectives are still trying to figure out what led to an attack on the South Coast which left two people dead, and two wounded.

It happened just before 6 Sunday night on Santa Barbara’s Eastside.  Santa Barbara Police investigators say someone fired shots into a group of people. 

18-year-old Omar Hernandez was fatally wounded, as was a 17-year-old teen.  Two other people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives think the attack may have been gang related.  No arrests have been made.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.