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A possibly armed suspect who may have been involved in a no-hit shooting in a park in Placentia was believed to be holding a hostage inside a garage in Fullerton Thursday evening, police said.

Officers were dispatched at 5 p.m. to Kraemer Memorial Park near the 200 block of Bradford Avenue in Placentia to investigate a reports of shots fired, according to Placentia police Lt. Brad Butts.

No victims were found, but witnesses said three males were seen leaving the area in a black Toyota, Butts said.

The vehicle was located unoccupied in Fullerton in the area of Bradford and Yorba Linda Boulevard, Butts said.

Someone in the area flagged down an officer and said a family member was being held inside a garage by a male who was possibly armed, Butts said.

A SWAT team was called in and surrounded the garage, but the suspect was not immediately taken into custody, Butts said.

The suspect is believed to have been involved in the earlier shooting, but that has not been confirmed, Butts said.

–City News Service

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