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Report of shots fired leads to investigation

Published On: Jun 28 2013 07:22:39 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 28 2013 07:24:55 PM CDT
CITY OF SHASTA LAKE, Calif. -

There was a report of "shots fired" in the area of the 5000-block of Red Bluff Ave. on Thursday.

Upon arrival, deputies with the City of Shasta Lake Station contacted two people at the scene, Donald Stroud, 36, and Andrea Garland, 34 to question them about what happened.

At first, police said Stroud and Garland denied any shots had been fired and blamed the noise on firecrackers, but police soon found this to be inaccurate.

When police questioned neighbors, witnesses told them they saw a white male adult wearing a ski mask ran up Red Bluff Ave. and got into a two-door hatchback with blue aftermarket headlamps directly after hearing the gunshots. The vehicle then sped out of the area.

Once they were confronted with witness statements, police said Garland and Stroud admitted that they concocted their fireworks story, but neither was willing to give information.

Police said evidence they found at the scene revealed that someone had shot at the residence and fled the scene.

Garland and Stroud also had two children, a two-year-old and a six-year-old, inside the residence at the time of the incident.

Both Garland and Stroud have been arrested before. Stroud was found to be a wanted parolee at-large and when booked into the jail, he was found in possession of .7 grams of methamphetamine.