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UPDATE: lockdown lifted at Guadalupe school following reports of shooting in area

Posted at 2:17 PM, Feb 05, 2019

UPDATE (4:30 p.m.) – Guadalupe Police Chief Michael Cash is asking residents to report anything suspicious as officers continue their search for a gunman.

Chief Cash says a young man was shot at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, somewhere in the area of the Riverview Townhomes on Calle Cesar E. Chavez. He reportedly ran into the complex’s community building in an attempt to escape the shooting.

According to the Guadalupe Fire Department, the victim suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the hospital by helicopter. Chief Cash says his injuries are not life-threatening.

Officers searched the area but have not found a gunman.

Chief Cash says it’s unclear exactly how many people were involved in the shooting and the victim is not providing much information about his assailant.

The chief says the victim had no identification but it appears he does not live in Guadalupe.

Police are not saying whether they believe the shooting is gang-related.


 

UPDATE (3:40 p.m.) – The lockdown at Kermit McKenzie Intermediate School in Guadalupe Tuesday was lifted at 3:35 p.m., more than 30 minutes after school was set to let out for the day.

At 3:08 p.m., parents could be seen outside the school waiting to pick up their students.

District officials say the lockdown was prompted by police response in the area due to a reported shooting.

While Guadalupe police are still tight-lipped about what took place, they along with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol were on scene at an apartment complex on the 200 block of Calle Cesar E. Chavez Court where crime scene tape is now up.

KSBY has a crew on the scene and will provide updates as they become available.


 

(2:17 p.m.) – Kermit McKenzie Intermediate School in Guadalupe was on lockdown Tuesday afternoon due to a shooting that reportedly took place in the area.

District officials say the precautionary lockdown began at 1:50 p.m. at the school, located on the 4700 block of W. Main Street, due to police activity in the River View area, but say the police activity has nothing to do with the school

Guadalupe police have not yet released information about the shooting, but other law enforcement officials tell KSBY it appears police are actively looking for suspects involved in the shooting along the 200 block of Calle Cesar E. Chavez Court.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.

Authorities investigate a shooting in Guadalupe. (KSBY photo)