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Double homicide suspect sighting prompts school lockdowns in Ventura

Murder suspect possibly spotted at a Ventura home

Double homicide suspect sighting...

VENTURA, Calif. - UPDATE: The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirms homicide suspect, Luke William Ferguson, is in police custody in the City of Inglewood following a short pursuit involving Inglewood police. The Ventura home Ferguson was initially believed to be in has been cleared by authorities. All road closures have reopened.

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A suspect wanted in connection with a shooting and double homicide out of Orange County may have been spotted at a home in Ventura.

The possible sighting shortly before noon Friday prompted Saint Bonaventure High School, Anacapa Middle School, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church to go on lockdown.

St. Bonaventure school parents received the following message from school officials:

"Seraph Families - SBHS student body, under the direction of Ventura Police Department, is currently on lock down. All students are safe int heir classrooms, and the campus is secure. When we are released from the lock down and have more information, we will send another email."

All of the lockdowns were lifted Friday afternoon and all of the students were assisted from each of the campuses, according to the Ventura Police Department.

Police are working the high-risk incident in the area of Dunning Street and Telegraph Road. Police said Telegraph Road and all of the surrounding streets near the intersection of Dunning have been closed until further notice.

Authorities are requesting the public to stay away from the area. The SWAT team has been deployed and a perimeter has been set up.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department has identified the suspect as 26-year-old Luke William Ferguson. He is described as a White male, 6-feet 1-inch tall and 200 pounds. He has a tattoo on his right shin that reads, 90291. Ferguson is considered armed and dangerous.

Ferguson is suspected of killing two people and wounding two others in a shooting that occurred at The Hamptons community in Orange County at about 2:50 p.m. October 12, 2017.

This story has been updated with the latest information. 


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