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Atascadero Police Department
Thursday May 13th, 2010 :: 12:54 p.m. PDT


Subject Discharging Weapon near 8600 Block Atascadero Ave./ No Current Threat to Public

Police responded to the 8600 block of Atascadero Avenue yesterday morning following a report of sound of gunfire. Officers were unable to locate the origin. Today,at approximately 0745, police responded to the same location after residents reported hearing what they believed to be a gunshot once again.

The first officer on scene heard a second shot but was unable to determine the exact origin at that time. Additional officers responded and a perimeter was established.

Santa Rosa Elementary was advised and a lock down was instituted as a precautionary measure while APD continued to search for the origin of the gunfire.

Following a door to door search, information was received leading investigators to a person of interest that resides in the immediate area.

Officers have secured this individual's residence in anticipation of a search warrant and are attempting to contact at his place of employment.

APD does not believe there are any victims at this juncture.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Atascadero Police Department
5505 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-470-5050

Steve Gesell
Patrol Operations

8600 Atascadero Ave
Atascadero, CA 93422

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