Pacific Coast Highway from Topanga Canyon Road to Las Tunas Road is now open after Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station officials called off a search for a reported gunman in the hills above the highway.
Lt. John Benedict said officials believe that a nearby two-vehicle traffic collision that occurred at approximately 12:50 p.m. in front of the Topanga Ranch Motel created a loud noise that was mistaken for gunfire. Bystanders in the motel came outside and saw a subject carrying an unidentifiable object. Officers on the scene did not find a gunman.
The collision resulted in minor injuries, and no one was transported from the scene.