Areas of Vandenberg Village were placed under lockdown Friday afternoon as law enforcement searched for a man wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred Thursday.
They are looking for 27-year-old Nicholas Andrew Lopez. He is considered armed and dangerous.
The incident began around 2 p.m. after a Lompoc police officer spotted his vehicle.
Lopez was last seen going south on Constellation into south Vandenberg Village.
A shelter in place was ordered for residents in the immediate area of South Vandenberg Village, everything south of Constellation Road: Capella, Constellation and Jupiter.
According to police, Lopez ditched his vehicle and fled on foot.
As of 4:30 p.m., law enforcement began lifting the shelter in place warnings. The suspect is still outstanding.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Lompoc Police Department in the response
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Lompoc Police Department..