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Neighbor Accused of Shooting Party-Goer

The Region | IN BRIEF / LA CONCHITA

July 23, 2001|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A La Conchita man was in custody Sunday after he allegedly fired a handgun into a crowd of party-goers behind his Ojai Avenue home, wounding a Santa Barbara resident in the neck.

Donald Watton, 64, was booked on suspicion of assault with a firearm and felony unlawful discharge of a firearm with gross negligence after the Saturday night incident, said Eric Nishimoto, a Ventura County Sheriff's Department spokesman.

Mark Mosby, 20, was shot in the neck about 11:30 p.m., Nishimoto said. He was taken to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, where he was listed in good condition Sunday.

Watton allegedly fired on the crowd in the 6800 block of Santa Barbara Avenue after requests to turn down the music were ignored, Nishimoto said.

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