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Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office handling officer-involved shooting in Vandenberg Village

VANDENBERG VILLAGE, Calif. -- The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office responded to an officer-involved shooting in the Vandenberg Village area just after 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The incident occurred at the 600 block of Mercury/Providence Landing in the Vandenberg Village area, according to Sheriff's spokeswoman Raquel Zick.

The original call was about a reckless driver involved in multiple traffic collisions, she added.

It was unconfirmed who fired shots or the status of the parties involved.

The suspect was transported to the hospital, and deputies did not require medical care on scene, according to Zick.

The Sheriff's Office requested a shelter-in-place for the area at 2:25 p.m., and advised residents to remain clear of the area until further notice.

A lockdown at Maple High School was lifted just before 2:40 p.m., Zick said.

The shelter-in-place was lifted just after 3:20 p.m.

Zick released a press release on this event just after 9:20 p.m. Wednesday night.

According to Zick, at 1:34 p.m. the Sheriff’s Dispatch broadcast a be-on-the-lookout for the CHP for a hit and run driver who had been involved in multiple crashes along the 4000-block of Stardust Road in Lompoc.

Zick said deputies arrived just before 2 p.m. and contacted the suspect in the 600-block of Mercury, and that what happened immediately after making contact with the suspect is still under investigation.

Zick said that two responding deputies shot at the adult male suspect and stuck him in the upper torso area, and then the suspect was taken to an area hospital by ambulance.

The suspect is in stable condition and is expected to recover, according to Zick.

Zick said that during this event, residents in the 600-block of Mercury Drive were asked to shelter in place and Maple High School was placed on lockdown.

Once the scene was secure, Zick said both restrictions were lifted.

This investigation is ongoing, and the name of the suspect has not yet been released.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County

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