Investigation underway in Alpine after report of shots fired: 5 questioned by authorities

Residents return to apartment complex

ALPINE - Gunfire erupted at an East County apartment complex early Thursday morning, prompting deputies to detain a group of people for questioning and arrest one of them.

The report came in about 3:40 a.m. near Alpine Village Apartments, off Calle Conejo, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Arriving patrol personnel discovered shell casings in front of one of the rental units at the complex but found no gunshot victims or property damage, Lt. Clayton Lisk said. The deputies took five people into custody for
questioning, eventually releasing four of them and jailing the other on an unrelated warrant, the lieutenant said.

It was unclear what led to the gunfire, though a loud gathering at the residence where it occurred had led to a noise complaint earlier in the night, sheriff's officials told reporters.

Deputies evacuated some residents as a precaution during their investigation.

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