CASTAIC (CBSLA) — A woman who barricaded herself inside a senior living facility in Castaic after shooting at Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies doing a welfare check was taken into custody after a seven-hour standoff.
The shooting happened at the Castaic Lake Senior Village located at 31990 Castaic Rd. at about 4 p.m. Some residents, including people in wheelchairs, were evacuated and taken to the Castaic Aquatic Center.
LASD said they were checking on the woman who had threatened neighbors and was “highly disturbed.”
Neighbors told CBS2 News the woman shot at deputies through her door, saying the woman has schizophrenia but is not known to be violent.
“She’s a very sweet woman,” said resident Jill Webb. “She doesn’t get, you know, physical, she just, like, says crazy things.”
SWAT units were called to the scene, as well as a mental health team and crisis negotiators.
Just after 11 p.m., the woman was taken into custody.
Police had earlier shot a flash grenade into the building to no avail.
There were no injuries reported.
This is a developing story.