Paddle out planned this afternoon in Isla Vista
A paddle out will take place this afternoon to celebrate the life of the Santa Barbara man who was shot and killed on Jan. 7.
Seafaring locals will gather in loving memory of 19-year-old Enzo Marino Rastelli, and participate in the Hawaiian tradition that pays tribute to people who have died.
The paddle out will be held at 3 p.m. today at Devereux Beach in Isla Vista.
The shooting occurred in unincorporated Goleta, and it’s believed Mr. Rastelli was in the passenger seat of a parked vehicle with another 19-year-old in the driver’s seat. The suspect reportedly approached the vehicle and began shooting at the two teens.
The other teenager’s name was withheld, and he was listed in critical but stable condition a few days after the incident.
The suspect is still at large.
Mr. Rastelli was attending the Culinary Arts program at Santa Barbara City College, and he loved the outdoors and surfing the ocean, according to a GoFundMe page created to help raise money for services.
He was described as, “A true lover of the outdoors hanging out on mountain tops to surfing the ocean waves. An amazing athlete who excelled at everything he immersed himself in. Loved by many with friends that cover the continent.”
As of Thursday, nearly $23,000 has been raised for Mr. Rastelli’s family. To donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/enzo-rastellis-memorial-sbcc-student-age-19.