At least one person shot at fire station in Southern California

At least one person shot at fire station in Southern California

At least one firefighter has been shot after a gunman fired his weapon at a fire station in Southern California on Tuesday morning.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the shooting started at the Los Angeles County Fire Department station 81 in the Santa Clarita Valley.

“It is with heavy hearts that the LACoFD confirms that a tragic shooting occurred at approximately 10:55 a.m. today at FS 81 in Agua Dulce. The Dept. is still in the process of gathering additional information & are cooperating with law enf. throughout this ongoing incident,” the Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted Tuesday.

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Officials have confirmed that one firefighter is “down” though not much is known about their current condition. 

The Times reported that the gunman is barricaded in a house about 10 miles away from the fire station — part of the house is on fire and an unidentified body is visible outside of the property.

The home the gunman is in belongs to someone affiliated with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, CBS Los Angeles reported.

As of 1 p.m. PST, at least one helicopter water drop has been made on the house to put out the fire that has overtaken most of the building.