SCV deputies investigate shooting near Canyon Country liquor store

Deputies responding to a shooting in Canyon Country that sent one to the hospital on Oct. 28, 2020. Caleb Lunetta / The Signal.
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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 deputy examines the outside of the red SUV where blood can be found on the ground outside the driver’s side. Caleb Lunetta / The Signal.

“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. 

A bullet struck the window of the red SUV parked in the Canyon Market parking lot located on the corner of Soledad Canyon Road and Solamint Road. Caleb Lunetta / The Signal.

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.

Deputies search the cargo area of the red SUV. Two bullet casings were found on the ground nearby. Caleb Lunetta / The Signal.

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.

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