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Police in Santa Cruz, CA Respond to 'Multiple Critical Incidents', At Least One Suspect Arrested

© Photo : Twitter / @KSBWChristopherScreenshot of the video of a suspected gunman in Santa Cruz taken into custody
Screenshot of the video of a suspected gunman in Santa Cruz taken into custody - Sputnik International
Santa Cruz law enforcement are investigating a shooting by at least one suspect, according to the police. The public has been asked to avoid the area.

Santa Cruz Police responded to "multiple critical incidents" in the county after a shooting happened in the area. According to the county Sheriff's Office, there is still an "active threat" in the area of Alba Road and Highway 9 in Ben Lomond.

According to unconfirmed reports by local media, a suspected gunman has stolen two vehicles at gunpoint in the Felton area and shot at a police officer and hit another with a car while trying to escape. 

Police announced that one suspect has been taken into custody, noting that the investigation is ongoing and urging public to stay away from the area.

A video allegedly showing the arrest of a suspect appeared in social media. 

Several other videos revealing that the police used a helicopter to investigate the area emerged on social media.

Initial reports said there was at least one suspect that was "still outstanding".

​There were no immediate reports of casualties. 

A video allegedly showing heavy police presence in the area has been shared in social media.

No further details were immediately available.

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