SANTA MARIA -
very dangerous place, there's a lot of people", says one woman who lives with
her family in the affordable, long-term rental motel, "you talk to anybody,
news, police, they come after you."
Central Coast News
agreed to protect the woman' s identity as she described what its like to be a
tenant at the controversial motel on North Broadway.
"Most people are afraid
to talk", the woman says about her fellow tenants at the Budget
Inn, "doors have been kicked
in, people have been beaten with bats, things as such, threatened with guns,
robbed at knifepoint."
Earlier this week,
Police evacuated the Budget Inn motel after an early morning shooting on Tuesday
a few blocks away.
SMPD the shooting suspects ran back to the Budget Inn after the shooting, and
despite going room by room, no arrests were made.
source says she knows the man who was shot, and whom Police say remains in
"I know the person,
he happens to be a drug dealer", our confidential source tells Central Coast
News, "yesterday I was told a little more that him and another person, they were
fighting around the property and they chased each other down the street.
the police came they were hiding on the opposite side of the
motel, management knew, and other people knew, of course nobody
Police say they are still looking for the shooting suspects, two Hispanic men
and one woman who runs with a limp.
Our source says she's
tired of living in fear with her family at the Budget Inn where she pays $300 a
week in rent.
"I'm not afraid
anymore", the woman says, "if I have to protect myself and my family I will, but
if I continue to just be afraid, then I'm just another victim, I don't want to
be a victim.
Santa Maria Police have not yet
released the name of the victim in the North Broadway shooting.
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