SANTA MONICA – Two juveniles — one of whom accidentally shot himself in a hand — were arrested in Santa Monica for allegedly robbing a delivery driver at gunpoint, police said Wednesday.
Around 2 p.m. Monday, Santa Monica police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the intersection of Third Street and Idaho Avenue, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
Police said a delivery driver was threatened and robbed by the two suspects at gunpoint. It was unclear what was allegedly stolen.
About 20 minutes later, police received a call about shots being fired in the 800 block of Second Street, according to the department.
Officers responded to that scene and found a juvenile who had accidentally shot himself in a hand inside a residence, police said. The juvenile, along with another who was at the location, were determined to have been the suspects involved in the earlier armed robbery, police said.
The uninjured suspect was taken to a juvenile hall. The injured boy was taken to a hospital and released the following day, then taken to a juvenile hall. Their names and ages were not released.
Police said additional investigation linked the two suspects to several other crimes in the area over the past few months, including residential and vehicle burglaries, auto theft, and a stabbing.
Anyone with additional information about the investigation was urged to contact the SMPD Criminal Investigations unit at 310-458-8451.