Shootings at two locations in Lompoc were under investigation Wednesday afternoon, according to emergency dispatch reports.
Lompoc police officers responded to locations on East Maple Avenue and on E Street at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Santa Babara County sheriff’s deputies also were involved in the investigation, and a Santa Barbara County helicopter was deployed to assist.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether anyone was injured by the man allegedly firing a rifle in the city.
“We’re still working it,” polcie Capt. Kevin Martin said.
Although initially reported to be an active shooter in the city, Martin said those reports were incorrect.
Police were sorting out whether the incidents were related, but alerted other law enforcement officers about a description of a possible suspect.
The incidents occurred in areas known for gang activity, but police still were working to determine what prompted the shootings.
The alleged shooter has been described as a black man in a Chevy Impala with mud on its side.
The suspect may have connections to the Santa Ynez Valley, according to emergency dispatch reports.
The Lompoc High School campus reportedly was placed on lockdown status as a precaution due to the investigations.