Marital dispute in residential Huntington Beach leaves 4 injured, 1 dead

Police are actively investigating a shooting that broke out in a residential area of ​​Huntington Beach on Saturday afternoon that left at least three people injured and one dead, authorities said.

Police responded to reports of a shooting around 10:50 a.m. at a residence on the 4500 block of Operetta Drive, near Edinger Ave and Fantasia Lane, according to Capt Kim Martin of the Huntington Beach Police Department.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that the incident occurred due to an ongoing family dispute over the upcoming sale of the residence. A group of real estate professionals accompanied a family member to tour the residence when the shooting took place, Huntington Beach police said in a press release.

Upon arrival at the residence, officers found three people in front of the residence with gunshot wounds.

Officers helped the victims evacuate the scene and believed the suspect was still barricaded inside the residence. The suspected gunman then left the house and was also taken to a local hospital with a “superficial gunshot wound”, according to the press release.

One of the victims was treated and released from the hospital, while another is still hospitalized and is expected to survive.

Police established a perimeter around the area, evacuated several houses near the residence and requested assistance from the Huntington Beach Police SWAT team.

The SWAT team conducted a thorough scan of the residence and surrounding area and did not confirm any active threats to the community.

“Although the area is secure and there is currently no security threat, we ask all residents of the area to please stay inside while the officers withdraw,” the police said. police in a press release. Tweeter.

The Huntington Beach Police Department said they will remain at the scene overnight and have asked everyone to avoid the area while the investigation continues.

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