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UCSB Police, Sheriff's Deputies End Isla Vista Search

No Suspect Found, School Lockdown Lifted, Roads Reopened Near Campus

UCSB Police, Sheriff's Deputies End Isla Vista Search

ISLA VISTA, Calif. - UCSB Police ended their search Tuesday for a man possibly connected to a single gunshot heard in Isla Vista.

Police and Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies were not able to locate the man.  Law enforcement was looking for a white male, approximately 18 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 140 to 150 pounds wearing a black beanie, white shirt and dark shorts.

School lockdowns and roadblocks were lifted as of 11:15 a.m.

California Highway Patrol set up roadblocks that closed Storke Road and El Colegio. No cars were allowed to enter campus via Storke Road during the search.

The search began just after 9:03 a.m. Tuesday near the UCSB west campus stables area and faculty housing.

Officials said someone called 911 after hearing a single gunshot.  Then a man was seen running away from the area.

"It didn't appear that he had anything on him, but because of what the call was originally, and because it is right next to the Children's Center and IV Elementary, we decided to set up a perimeter and search the area," said Sgt. Rob Romero, of the University Police Department.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies, a K-9 unit and County Air Support were dispatched to the scene.

Isla Vista Elementary School and The Orfalea Family Children's Center were placed on lockdown until late in the morning.

The schools and roads were reopened after a more than hour and a half long search.

Slideshow: Campus Police End Suspicious Suspect Search

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