A man was rushed to the hospital following a shooting near a liquor store in Canyon Country Wednesday night.
At least a dozen sheriff’s deputies were still searching the area near the Canyon Market, at the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Solamint Road, as of about 10:50 p.m.
Blood was on the ground outside of the store, but it was not immediately clear exactly where the shooting took place. A puddle of blood was also seen near a red SUV that was parked in the store’s parking lot, near the entrance.
“A male adult that was a reported victim of a gunshot,” said Supervisor Michael Pittman, a spokesman for the Fire Department, when asked about the initial call. “(He) is en route to a trauma center.”
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies could be seen outside the liquor store interviewing witnesses and combing the area for evidence.
At least two bullet casings were found near the red SUV, which also had a shattered passenger-side window from an apparent bullet strike.
Deputies were searching through the SUV’s glove compartment, trunk and shining their flashlights on what appeared to be more blood on the inside of the vehicle.
As of 11:30 p.m. a suspect had not yet been apprehended.
SCV Sheriff’s Station officials were unavailable to comment as of the publication of this article.
Officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed their response to the call shortly after 10 p.m.
The status of the victim was not known as of 11:40 p.m.
This is a breaking news story, and will be updated as more information becomes available.