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1 dead after exchanging gunfire with police at Anderson motel

ANDERSON, Calif. - Law enforcement agencies are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Anderson that left at least one civilian dead.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday, there was a report of the incident at the Motel 6 on McMurray Drive.

According to Anderson Police Officials, an officer was investigating a stolen vehicle when he exchanged gunfire with an unidentified suspect who was staying at the motel. 

The officer was shot but uninjured because his vest stopped the bullet. The suspect was shot. Police would not confirm the condition, but KRCR's reporter saw a body at the scene.

Officials say that there is no danger to the public at this time. No names have been released. 

Anderson Police Department, Anderson Fire Department, Shasta County Sheriff's Office and California Highway Patrol all responded to the area.

Redding Police Department is investigating this shooting. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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