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A SWAT team sent to a Stanton motel Thursday in response to a report of a gunman in a room found no one inside and no evidence that anyone had been injured, authorities said.

Orange County sheriff’s deputies went to the Riviera Motel at 11892 Beach Blvd. at 12:08 a.m. in response to reports of a physical altercation, said sheriff’s Lt. Wayne Rehnelt. One of the witnesses told deputies someone was shooting a gun, he said.

Sheriff’s deputies surrounded the room where the shooting was believed to have occurred and evacuated surrounding rooms before a SWAT team arrived, Rehnelt said. The SWAT team then called out to anyone in that room, but there was no answer.

About 7 a.m., after obtaining a search warrant, the SWAT team entered the room and found no one inside and no evidence that anyone had been injured, said sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Stichter.

 

—City News Service

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