Sheriff’s deputies and UC Santa Barbara police officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to reports of gunshots heard near Storke Road and Hollister Avenue early this morning.

The source of the reported gunshots was not located, according to a press release from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

The case is currently under investigation. Courtesy of Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office

At 8 a.m., approximately four hours after the initial reports, bullet holes were found in the windows of Wolf’s Head Barbershop, which is located on the 200 block of Storke Road.

Reddit users under the r/UCSantaBarbara subreddit posted about hearing gunshots at 3:30 a.m. this morning. One user said they were in I.V. when they heard “popping sounds” and about five to eight shots.

The case is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division, according to the press release.

Anyone with information about the incident should call (805) 681-4150. Anonymous tips can be left at (805) 681-4171.


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