Deputies investigate gunfire in Pico Rivera; no ‘active shooter,’ as initially feared

PICO RIVERA >> Deputies swarmed to a Pico Rivera neighborhood following reports of a possible active shooter on Friday afternoon, but no victims or suspects were found in what was ultimately determined not to be an active shooter situation, authorities said.
Multiple 911 callers reported hearing gunshots shortly after 4 p.m. in the 4900 block of Passons Boulevard, just north of Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.
Sheriff’s dispatchers heard gunfire in the background of some of the calls, causing authorities to initially treat the incident as a potential active shooter, Sgt. Irys Alvarez said.
Deputies, including a sheriff’s SWAT team, cordoned off the area as they went through the neighborhood looking for any possible victims or suspects, but found none, she said. And the gunfire ceased following the initial 911 calls, she said.
Deputies ultimately treated the incident as a simple case of “shots fired,” she said.
Officials called of their search a little more than an hour after it began.

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