SWAT Unit Responds to "Shots Fired" Report Near OC Equestrian Center

Roads near the Jackson Ranch were closed as deputies investigated the report of shots fired

By Jonathan Lloyd and Vikki Vargas
|  Thursday, Jul 25, 2013  |  Updated 12:20 AM PDT
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"Shots Fired" Report Near Equestrian Center

Orange County deputies at the scene of a response to a "shots fired" report in the Santiago Canyon area.

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Authorities responded to a report of "shots fired" Wednesday at Jackson Ranch in the Silverado area of Orange County.

The location (map) is about 25 miles southeast of Anaheim in a rural area.

People leaving the ranch equestrian center told the Orange County Sheriff's Department they heard gunfire coming from near the property.

Some witnesses near the scene described bullets several minutes apart that whizzed by. They believed the bullets were aimed at a nearby vineyard and farm.

Riders taking horseriding lessons took cover.

"I didn't think much of it, but eventually it got worse ... hitting trees," said Viviana Vidaurre, who was taking a lesson at the time.

No injuries were reported. A woman was detained at the scene, and police were questioning a man in his 20s.

Authorities said there was no danger to the community.

A SWAT unit responded to the area near the equestian center. A perimeter was established around an adjacent residence, according to the OC Sheriff's Department, and a search warrant was set to be served by early evening.

East Santiago Canyon Road was closed between Williams and Modjeska Canyon roads. The Silverado Children's Center on Santiago Canyon Road was evacuated.

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