UPDATED at 10:40 p.m.
What appears to be a domestic dispute over the proposed sale of a house turned into a shooting incident Saturday morning in Huntington Beach that resulted in one person killed and three others wounded.
According the HBPD, the incident took place around 10:50 a.m. in the 4500 block of Operetta Drive, south of Edinger Avenue and between Bolsa Chica Street and Fantasia Lane.
Arriving officers found three people in front of the home suffering from gunshot wounds. The injured were evacuated to an ambulance and taken to a nearby hospital, but the suspect was still inside the house. Eventually, a man came out of the house, having sustained a “superficial” gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital and is in stable condition.
At the hospital, one of the victims – a man – succumbed to his injuries. Another victim was treated and released and the third is still hospitalized and expected to survive.
During the incident, police set up a perimeter around the area, evacuated several homes near the residence and called in the SWAT team.
The shooting took place as a group of real estate professionals were with a family member to view the home. The names of the victims and suspected shooter are being withheld.
HBPD personnel will remain at the scene all night and the public is asked to avoid the area while the investigation continues.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
In what may be a domestic dispute over property, one person was killed and three others wounded in an incident Saturday morning in Huntington Beach.
According to the HBPD, it took place in an area south of Edinger Avenue between Bolsa Chica Street and Fantasia Lane. All four persons were taken to a nearby hospital.
Details about the incident are incomplete, but police said the dispute may have stemmed from the potential sale of a home in the neighborhood where the shootings took place.
Nearby residences were evacuated, a perimeter set up and a SWAT team was summoned. As of this writing, details about the identity of the victims were not available, nor any information about arrests.
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