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Rifle Shot Fired at Sheriff's Deputies

July 25, 2002|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Sheriff's deputies searching for human remains in hills north of Santa Clarita on Wednesday came under fire, authorities said.

No one was hit by the rifle shots, which occurred about 8:15 p.m. in the 14800 block of Sierra Highway, Deputy Rich Pena said.

"From somewhere on a hillside rifle fire started coming in. They were pinned down for a bit," Pena said.

Investigators aided by helicopters were searching for the shooter. No other details were available.

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