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Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department activity in Goleta area

GOLETA, Calif. - Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies blocked off a Goleta neighborhood after reports of a gunshot Thursday morning.

A home on La Paloma near Via Chaparral is where sheriff's officials centered their investigation. Authorities received a 911 call early Thursday morning about a report of "shots fired."

When deputies arrived they discovered that one person had possibly been shot and other people in the home had evacuated. The person with the possible gunshot wound would not leave. Nearby homes had to been evacuated. The incident was over shortly after 7:30 a.m. The man gave up and was taken to the hospital with a self inflicted gunshot wound.

The neighborhood is now back to normal.


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