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4 Shot, At Least 1 Fatally, in Residential Area of Rowland Heights; Suspect in Custody: Authorities

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A suspect was in custody after four people were shot, at least one of them fatally, on Thursday evening in a residential area of Rowland Heights, authorities said.

Deputies and firefighter-paramedics responded to a quadruple shooting in Rowland Heights on Dec. 31, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Deputies and firefighter-paramedics responded to a quadruple shooting in Rowland Heights on Dec. 31, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Deputies responded about 8:30 p.m. to a report of gunshots in the 2200 block of Batson Avenue, according to Lt. John Saleeby of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A supervisor with the Los Angeles County Fire Department said firefighter-paramedics were also called to the location, where four people were struck by gunfire.

A man was pronounced dead at the scene and a second person was possibly deceased after the shooting, the Sheriff’s Department said. The condition of the wounded victims was unknown.

News video showed Fire Department personnel performing CPR on a man outside a home on Batson Avenue. An ambulance was parked nearby, but it was unclear how many people were transported to the hospital.

In a news release, the Sheriff’s Department said a suspect was in custody and homicide investigators were at the scene. Neither the suspect nor the victims were identified by name.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

Those who wish to provide information anonymously may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-8477, or texting the letters TIPLA plus a tip to CRIMES (274637), or by visiting lacrimestoppers.org.