A gunfight on the north end of San Jacinto prompted sheriff’s deputies to lock down several school campuses while a search was conducted to find the shooters, none of whom were located, authorities said Thursday.
The confrontation was reported about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Ramona Boulevard and Tiger Lane, roughly a half-mile south of Mount San Jacinto College, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Sgt. Wade Lenton said multiple witnesses called 911 stating three individuals were trading gunfire and running from each other.
Deputies converged on the location within a few minutes and established a perimeter, placing San Jacinto High School and neighboring campuses on lockdown while a search was conducted, Lenton said.
“No victims were located. However, deputies located several items of evidence indicating a shooting had occurred,” he said.
No one was arrested or detained.
After confirming the area was secure, the lockdowns were lifted, according to Lenton.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s San Jacinto station at 951-654-2702.