LAKE COUNTY (CBS) — Two people were killed and three people were injured, including a California Highway Patrol officer, in a shooting near a Lake County post office on Monday, authorities said.
The shooting happened in the area of the Clearlake Oaks Post Office, on the eastern edge of Clear Lake.READ MORE: Police Searching Driver Who Drove Off After Hitting Pedestrian In Woodland
Alan Ashmore, 61 of Clearlake Oaks, was arrested in the shooting.
Two people were found shot to death inside the home, and two more people were wounded.
A CHP officer was also shot in the leg during the incident. He is expected to recover.READ MORE: 'He Came Around Here And He Passed Out': Suspected Thief Arrested Twice The Same Day In Auburn
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office sent out an alert to residents shortly before noon on Monday, notifying local residents near the post office to shelter in place.
The suspect was shot by an officer, but managed to get in a car and take off. He was then spotted by sheriff’s deputies along High Valley Road.
He was eventually taken into custody.MORE NEWS: Woman Shot In Sacramento Early Thursday Morning