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Guadalupe Police are searching for several suspects after a man was shot in the arm with a shotgun Tuesday in the community center of the Riverview Townhomes apartments on Calle Cesar E Chavez. 

Guadalupe Police, California Highway Patrol and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of shots fired just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The man, who was not identified, was treated at the scene by Guadalupe Fire personnel and transported to the hospital. His injuries were nonlife-threatening.

Upon arriving, Guadalupe Police and Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies set up a perimeter around the area and began a search for the several suspects who were reported to have escaped, according to Guadalupe Police Chief Michael Cash. 

As of 4:30 p.m., police officers still were conducting their investigation and searching nearby addresses. 

As a precautionary measure, Kermit McKenzie Intermediate School was placed on lockdown at 1:50 p.m., after Guadalupe Union Superintendent Emilio Handall received word of the shooting from site administrators.

Handall said parents were notified of the lockdown via text, email and phone call. The lockdown lasted until 3:35 p.m., when students were released from their classroom without issue.

A district-run, after-school program at the Riverview apartment complex was canceled due to the shooting.

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