Police Monday released the name of a real estate inspector killed during a shooting at a Huntington Beach home.
The victim, 66-year-old Michael Alderson of Anaheim, was performing an inspection at the residence in the 4500 block of Operetta Street when he was shot just before 11 a.m. Saturday, according to Jennifer Carey of the Huntington Beach Police Department.
Two other people and the suspected gunman also were wounded in the shooting, Carey said.
Police responded to a shooting in progress call and “found three individuals in front of the residence suffering from gunshot wounds,” Huntington Beach Police Capt. Tim Martin said. “Officers worked to safely evacuate the injured victims to a waiting ambulance, as the suspect was still believed to be barricaded inside the residence. While officers were evacuating the victims, a male, who was believed to be the shooter, came out of the residence with a superficial gunshot wound.”
All four wounded adults were taken to hospitals for treatment. Alderson died, one victim was treated and released, and the other victim and the suspect remained hospitalized, Martin said.
Like Alderson, two other victims were real estate professionals, he added.
“Based upon the preliminary investigation, it is believed that the shooting was related to a family dispute pertaining to the upcoming sale of the residence,” he said. “A group of real estate professionals accompanied a family member to view the residence when the shooting took place.”
According to Fox11, the home is in probate and the dispute involves siblings who are in disagreement about whether or not to sell the property.
The investigation into the case is ongoing.
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