Gun found after Newhall containment

Deputies searching an alley behind apartment buildings at 8th and Walnut. Dan Watson / The Signal

A gun and clothing believed to belong to two teenage suspects was found following a containment in Newhall on Wednesday.  

The containment — which included roadblocks and deputies combing the streets directly around the area — stemmed from an anonymous source calling into the station and reporting that they had seen what looked like teenagers with a firearm near the corner of 8th and Walnut streets at approximately 6:30 p.m.  

“Deputies were dispatched and the teenagers ran,” said Sgt. Brian Shreves of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “Deputies went to do a containment setup trying to catch them.”  

As deputies arrived on the scene, they began to fan out into the surrounding streets, alleys and apartment complexes. Within a short period, they had found clothing that appeared to matching the clothing on the suspect, as well as a gun.  

Deputies did detain one person at the scene they believed could have been connected to the incident, according to Shreves. However, after a field interview, the detained person was released and the containment was broken down.   

As of the publication of this article, the suspects have not yet been apprehended, according to Shreves.  

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