BEAUMONT ( – Authorities were on the scene of a possible standoff with a shooting suspect who may be barricaded inside a Beaumont home Saturday afternoon.

Sometime before 11:45 a.m., Beaumont police officers and Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Cherry Valley Boulevard and Beaumont Avenue on a report of a shooting suspect in the area.

The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known.

The sheriff’s department reported the suspect may be barricaded inside a home. Cherry Valley Boulevard was shut down between Nancy and Beaumont avenues. The public was advised to avoid the area. As of 2 p.m., officers and deputies still had the area shut down.


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