A sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded Wednesday morning while responding to a call that a gunman was shooting at a California police station, local authorities reported.
Between 3:30 a.m. and 3:45 a.m., a suspect began shooting at the Paso Robles Police Department, a spokesman for the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department said.
The gunman, who remains on the loose, fired at multiple vehicles, including a highway patrol car. The San Luis Obispo deputy who was shot was hospitalized and is in serious but stable condition.
The gunman stopped shooting around 4:00 a.m. before fleeing the scene on foot.
As of 5:30 a.m., the county police department asked all residents in downtown Paso Robles to shelter in place while authorities, including SWAT, conducted a "systematic search."
"We have had an active shooter incident in the city of Paso Robles this morning," Paso Robles Fire Chief Jonathan Stornetta said. "[The] Paso Robles Police Department and city officials are requesting the public to avoid downtown Paso Robles as law enforcement search for the suspect."