El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies found four adults killed in a Wednesday night shooting after sending in a SWAT team to investigate the scene, the office said in a release Thursday afternoon.
According to the release, deputies initially contacted a man who had injuries that were not life-threatening after responding to the scene just after midnight.
According to Sergeant Marcus Miller, a public information officer, the deputies determined that there could be a barricaded person, or even a hostage situation, inside the building, so they called in a SWAT team.
“The initial information we got was that there could be a potential higher risk than what our patrol deputies are capable and appropriate to respond to,” Miller said on a phone call Thursday afternoon.
The relationships of the deceased are still yet to be determined, and there is no active threat to the community, the release noted.
According to the release, the office’s initial investigation indicates that the shootings happened before deputies arrived. The shooting is under investigation.
© 2023 MediaNews Group, Inc
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.