UPDATED: Deputies investigate shooting of three victims dropped off at Henry Mayo

Deputies secure the area outside the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital emergency room after three people were found with gunshot wounds. Austin Dave/The Signal
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BREAKING: At least three gunshot victims dropped off at hospital

BREAKING: At least three victims were dropped off at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia after a reported shooting, the location of which remained unknown past 11 p.m. Wednesday. Reporter Austin Dave is live at the scene.Read more here: https://signalscv.com/2018/12/deputies-respond-to-possible-report-of-at-least-three-gunshot-victims-dropped-off-at-henry-mayo/

Posted by Santa Clarita Valley Signal on Wednesday, December 26, 2018

UPDATE as of 11:30 a.m. Thursday:

Sheriff’s officials on Thursday morning said the Wednesday night shooting remains under investigation. It was confirmed that three gunshot victims were taken by car to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, said Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

The three victims were among six people in the car, Miller said, adding that the location of the shooting itself has not yet been confirmed. Deputies also could not yet confirm whether the incident was gang-related, but they do not believe it was a random incident and they do not believe there is any danger to the general public at this time.

The only information being released about the shooting victims so far is that two are adults and one is a minor.

There have been no fatalities among the three gunshot victims and no arrests have been made as of 11:30 a.m. Thursday.


ORIGINAL STORY posted 11:15 p.m. Wednesday:

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies are investigating a reported shooting that resulted in three victims being dropped off at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Wednesday night.

“The call came in at 9:37 p.m.,” said Sgt. Eric Caplinger, “however there’s not much more information available as of this time.”

According to Caplinger, deputies arrived shortly after 9:40 p.m. at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and as of 11:10 p.m. were still investigating, according to Caplinger.

“However, I do not believe there is any present danger at this time, but (deputies) are still continuing their investigation,” said Caplinger.

Deputies secure the area outside the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital emergency room after three people were found with gunshot wounds. Austin Dave/The Signal

While deputies were expected to continue their investigation into Thursday morning, SCV Sheriff’s Station personnel confirmed the three victims had been brought to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Deputies initially said the three were gunshot victims, but later said they could not yet confirm the exact nature of the injuries as of 11:10 p.m.

“We won’t know if it was gunshots or a knife or really anything until the doctors look at them and say what happened,” said Caplinger. “They are still talking to people.”

In addition to needing to ascertain the specifics behind the victims’ injuries, sheriff’s deputies are also still attempting to determine when and where the incident occurred.

“We do not have a crime scene established yet,” said Caplinger.

A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy ropes-off the area where the victims entered the hospital, December 26, 2018. Austin Dave / The Signal.

Los Angeles County Fire Department officials — as of 10:40 p.m. Wednesday — did not believe there were additional victims beyond the initial few brought to the hospital’s doorstep.

“We didn’t pick up any gunshot wound (victims),” said Supervisor Jeremy Stafford, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The status of the victims nor any additional information indicating the reason behind the incident and the victims’ involvement had yet to be released as of 11:10 p.m. Wednesday.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can call the SCV Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121. To leave an anonymous tip, call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit lacrimestoppers.org.

This is a breaking story. Updates will be provided as they become available.

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