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SWAT officers preparing to enter Huntington Beach home after shouts, gunshots heard

Police are preparing to send SWAT officers inside a Huntington Beach home where neighbors heard gunshots and arguing Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Huntington Beach Police were dispatched to the home on the 8600 block of Garfield Avenue just before 9 a.m. after neighbors reported hearing shouts and several gunshots. The gunfire was followed by silence, then one more gunshot, said Huntington Beach police Lt. Russell Reinhart.

There has been no activity inside the home detected since, and police have not been able to make contact with the residents inside, despite attempts by phone and loudspeaker.

It's believed a husband and wife in their 50s live in the home, police said.

Nearby homes have been evacuated, and SWAT officers are preparing to enter. Reinhart said it's not believed any individuals beside the couple live there.


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