Shooting in Newhall sends 1 to hospital

SCV Sheriff's Station deputies report to Newhall area following reports of a shooting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Perry Smith/The Signal

A person was sent to the hospital following a shooting in Newhall Wednesday night, according to law enforcement officials. 

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies received a call about a shooting around 9 p.m. in the area of 15th and Walnut streets, according to Sgt. Diego Andrade. Deputies on the scene confirmed one person was shot outside a home and drove himself to the hospital. 

“It was determined that a person was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital with a gunshot wound,” Andrade said. 

Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel also responded to the scene as requested by deputies but the department did not transport any victims, according to Supervisor Michael Pittman with the Fire Department. 

A person with dogs walks outside of a house in Newhall that SCV Sheriff’s Station deputies later made entry following reports of a shooting in the area on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2020. Caleb Lunetta/ The Signal

“We got a call from the sheriff’s about reported gunshots in the area and they asked us to wait away from the location until they cleared the area,” he said. 

Pittman and Andrade did not have immediate information regarding the condition of the person shot. 

As detectives rolled to the scene to further conduct an investigation into the incident, several heavily armed deputies discussed entry into a home on Walnut Street. Two people were detained after at least three exited the house after 10 p.m., according to Andrade.

Family members of those ordered to leave the house with their hands up gathered on the sidewalk, watching closely. One of the family members said that the person who was shot called him to tell him someone had started shooting at them from a vehicle. Witnesses on the scene also reported hearing multiple shots fired as far as a block from Hart High School. 

Law enforcement remained in the area past 10:30 p.m. to investigate. 

Managing Editor Perry Smith and Staff Writer Caleb Lunetta contributed to this report. This is a breaking news story and additional information will be added as it becomes available. 

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