Brawl in Lancaster turns into prolonged drama in multiple locations

A fight in Lancaster Tuesday morning turned into a prolonged drama that spanned multiple locations and included a shooting, six arrests, a scuffle with members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a series of minor injuries , according to officials.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported an initial argument between a group of unidentified people at the Antelope Valley Courthouse around 9:30 a.m.

The groups from that incident drove a half-mile down Lancaster Highway to a gas station just across the border in Palmdale, according to Sgt. Adam Hilzendeger, Acting Shift Commander for the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.

There, a shooting took place around 10 a.m. and two unidentified women were injured, but their lives are not in danger, according to Hilzendeger. No deputies were involved in the shooting.

The cause of the dispute is unknown at this point, officials said.

Deputies from the nearby Palmdale police station arrested six suspects, according to Hilzendeger, and discovered a cache of weapons inside their vehicles.

Several members of the group went to Antelope Valley Medical Center to treat the injured.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived at the medical center and began an investigation into the earlier shooting, some members of the group “became unruly,” according to sheriff’s reports. Some began yelling at law enforcement and eventually assaulted at least one deputy while arrests were in progress.

During this altercation, several other people were slightly injured, including at least one deputy. All were treated at the adjacent medical center and released, according to authorities.

The sheriff’s department is investigating the incident.


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