1 dead, 1 in critical condition in South Tahoe shooting
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A quiet residential area in South Lake Tahoe was awoken in the early hours Wednesday morning by gunshots.
South Lake Tahoe Police responded to numerous 911 calls of shots fired at about 1 a.m. in the Tahoe Sierra neighborhood. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male with numerous gunshot wounds, said a press release.
That male was transported from the scene and later pronounced dead, officials said.
A second male with a gunshot wound was also transported from the scene and is in stable, but critical, condition.
Sierra Boulevard was closed between Kubal and Rose avenues to through traffic. Authorities at about 9:15 a.m. were removing crime tape from the scene that covered about two blocks.
The release said the location of the incident is still closed, and the public is being asked to stay clear while crime scene investigators process the scene.
A witness who lives across the street, Narciso Dui, told the Tribune he and his wife were watching television when he heard yelling followed by what sounded like firecrackers.
“I told my wife to hit the floor,” Dui said. “We stayed there for about 15 minutes. My phone wasn’t with me, she said grab the phone, but I told her I didn’t want to get up because maybe the shooter was still around. I stayed there until I saw a cruiser and told her not to get up because we still don’t know. Then all the police cruisers, ambulance and fire trucks started showing up.”
The sidewalk surrounded by crime scene tape had what appeared to be a blood stain.
Officials are not releasing identities of the involved parties because it is being actively investigated.
Authorities are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the South Lake Tahoe Police Department at 530-542-6100 and reference case No. 2104-0544.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — South Lake Tahoe Police is investigating a shooting with multiple victims that took place overnight in the Tahoe Sierra neighborhood.
Authorities said in a press release Wednesday morning that there is no threat to the community related to the incident.
Sierra Boulevard is currently closed between Kubal and Rose avenues to through traffic.
The public is advised to steer clear of the area and find alternate routes.
This is a developing story.
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