A man was injured in a shooting with officials in Huntington Beach during the US Surfing Open on Saturday.
According to the authorities, the shooting occurred around 3:15 p.m.
A frightening situation for thousands of people in town for the US Open.
Police were seen sealing off the area where the shooting took place.
First aid kit was visibly piled on the sand where the man was shot, right outside Sandy’s Beach Shack, along the pier.
Witnesses said they heard multiple gunshots and saw people leave the area immediately.
A photo that was sent to us by a viewer showed a man lying in the sand, surrounded by at least five officers. Two officers seen with guns drawn.
Police confirmed it was an officer shooting, but it is still not clear what led to the shooting.
The injured man was taken to a nearby hospital.
Investigators are on hand to gather evidence to answer this question.
Much of the beach is cordoned off, from the pier on Main Street to just beyond the lifeguard headquarters.
The US Open will continue as planned tomorrow.