Gunfire reported in Atascadero
October 9, 2014
Law enforcement officials received reports of shots fired early Thursday morning in Atascadero and have placed parts of the city in lockdown.
Atascadero police and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s SWAT officers have responded to the area of Viejo Camino and Halcon Road in Atascadero. Reports of the gunfire came in around 3:27 a.m. Thursday, according to the Atascadero Police Department.
Law enforcement officials responded by locking down certain areas of Atascadero, including the Bordeaux and Paloma Creek apartment complexes. Those complexes are located in close proximity to Atascadero State Hospital.
Officials have likewise sent robo calls warning parents of children in the Atascadero Unified School District. The operation of some bus routes in the area has also been halted.
The Atascadero Police Department will provide updates on the situation.