Authorities Thursday were sent to the Lake Los Angeles area near Palmdale on a report that a man fired shots at passersby and then barricaded himself in a residence.

Deputies were sent to the area of Rawhide Avenue and 170th Street East about 8:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and reports from the scene.

The man allegedly fired a shotgun at people who may have been trying to remove large rocks that had been placed across Rawhide Avenue, blocking traffic, according to KTLA5.

The standoff was continuing late Thursday morning.

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