Authorities could not locate anyone related to a report of shots fired Friday night after clearing a huge crowd at an area liquor store.
Most of the 15 to 20 subjects packed into the store, near Lincoln Avenue and Figueroa Drive, were searched and questioned by authorities after a deputy on patrol reported hearing a single gunshot near the store, said Sergeant Booker Hollis of the Altadena Sheriff's Station.
The shot was heard around 9:45 p.m.
Authorities received no calls from residents about any gunshots.
Two of the subjects inside the store fled the scene west on Figueroa Drive for unknown reasons. Deputies decided not to follow and detain those two, considering the large group still inside the store and crowds of bystanders gathering Hollis said.
"There was quite a few people who were gathering around while this was going on. A couple of them were trying to look into cars while we were detaining these guys and we were concerned that they were becoming unruly," Hollis said.
Deputies from the Crescenta Valley Station, as well as Pasadena Police officers, were called to help control the crowds, Hollis said.
All the detained subjects were searched and found to have no weapons on them. Deputies found no shell casings, or any other evidence of a shooting, Hollis said. No one was arrested.
"After everybody was evacuated from the store, we went in to clear it and make sure nobody else was hiding," Hollis said.
The commotion quieted down roughly an hour later, authorities said.