PASO ROBLES, California (KSEE/KGPE) – One deputy was shot and is in serious condition in what law enforcement is calling an active shooter situation in the area of downtown Paso Robles on Wednesday.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the shelter in place, and they believe the shooter may have left the area.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a suspect starting firing at the Paso Robles Police Department Wednesday morning. One Deputy was shot in the face; he was taken to a local hospital in serious but stable condition before being airlifted to a trauma center out of the area.

A man’s dead body found in Paso Robles is believed to be related to the “active shooter situation,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. 

Here are pictures of the Paso Robles shooting suspect:

Paso Robles shooting suspect
Paso Robles shooting suspect

Deputies said a 58-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound near the Paso Robles Amtrak station around 7 a.m. 

The coroner investigators said they have determined the cause of death to be a homicide. 

Law enforcement personnel from the Sheriff’s Office, Paso Robles Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and the District Attorney’s Office continue to search for an armed gunman.

The Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was described as man in his 20s or 30s but had no further details.

According to the Police Department, the shooting stopped around 4 a.m. The suspect is still being sought.

“If you see something, say something,” police said.

No other details were immediately available.