Buena Park

SWAT Team Finds Suspected Shooter Dead in Buena Park

Tear gas was used at a house in the area of Kingman Avenue and 10th Street

A suspected gunman was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after SWAT officers stormed a home in Buena Park Wednesday.

The man was discovered after officers used tear gas at a property near Kingman Avenue and 10th Street at around midnight,  a Buena Park Police Department spokesman said. They stormed the home after officers had been deployed outside for almost five hours. 

Officials said the man had died after shooting himself in the chest.

It came after a shooting victim was found in the same area at around 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday, with the victim telling officers the alleged shooter's identity, and where he was located.

A resident, who has known the neighbor believed to be the gunman for around 20 years, heard the shooting from her home.

"All of a sudden I heard two gunshots, so I ran to the door and as I did that I heard a gentleman screaming, saying (he) had shot him, call 911. He kept screaming it as he was running towards10th Street," the woman said. "So I called 911 and as I was doing that I heard a third gunshot."

The gunshot victim was transported to the UCI Medical Center, and remains there in a critical but stable condition following surgery. It is unknown what his relationship is to the shooter, who neighbors said would regularly rent out rooms at his property.

Investigators said the crime scene will be active until around 12 p.m.

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