SANTA PAULA (CBSLA) — An investigation was underway Sunday into a triple shooting that left one person dead and two others wounded.
A Santa Paula father, Ralph Hernandez, is still in disbelief that his 25-year-old son was shot and injured after watching the Los Angeles Dodgers play the World Series.
“He’s okay now, but he got shot several times. It’s just getting too crazy.” Hernandez said. “When I went to the hospital here in Santa Paula, he had holes in the side of his stomach.”
Hernandez says his son and two friends were inside a home in the 200 block of E. Ventura Street and Palm Avenue around 10:15 p.m. Saturday when shots were fired.
One friend had gone outside, and Hernandez’s son and another friend followed behind to see if they were okay.
All three ended up getting shot — one fatally — and the other two are being treated for their injuries.
Hernandez pushed back against any suggestions that his son, who works as a carpenter, had anything to do with the shooting.
“My son gets up early every morning to go to work and he’s not a gang-related nothing,” the father said.
A motive is not yet clear in the shooting, and no further details regarding a suspect was released.