Shooting, possible homicide prompts multi-agency response in Beaumont

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Riverside County sheriff's deputies are seen on a street in Beaumont after a shooting on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
Riverside County sheriff's deputies are seen on a street in Beaumont after a shooting on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
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BEAUMONT, Calif. (KABC) -- Multiple law enforcement agencies on Saturday afternoon were responding to an incident initially reported as an active shooter in Beaumont, authorities said.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department later said a shooting and possible homicide had occurred, adding that the suspect was believed to be barricaded inside a home.

"There is an active shooter in the area of Cherry Valley Blvd in between Nancy and Beaumont Ave," a preliminary tweet from the Beaumont Police Department said at 11:45 a.m.

About 30 minutes later, the sheriff's department said the suspect was "Not (an) Active Shooter."

Officers and deputies had set up a perimeter in the area.

The police department warned the public to avoid the location.