HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - One person is dead and three others were hospitalized after a shooting outside a Huntington Beach home Saturday morning.
Officers responded to the 4500 block of Operatta Drive just before 11 a.m. Once on scene, officers located three people suffering from gunshot wounds in the front yard area. While officers were evacuating the victims, a man, who is believed to be the shooter, came out of the house with a superficial gunshot wound, police say.
They were all transported to the hospital; where a real estate agent later died. One victim was treated and released from the hospital, and the other is still hospitalized and is expected to survive.
According to Chief Julian Harvey with the Huntington Beach Police Department, the shooting was sparked by an ongoing family dispute over the property.
"Today some real estate professionals came to view the property at which time the shooting occurred. So it is very impactful and dramatic to this neighborhood," stated Chief Harvey.
A family member who spoke to FOX 11 said the dispute involved four siblings. Three of the siblings wanted to sell the house, but the one sibling who lives in the house didn’t want to sell.
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Nearby neighbors were evacuated for their safety as SWAT set up a perimeter. Neighbors tell us they are surprised something like this happened in their quiet neighborhood.