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Drunk Guys Firing Shots In Campground Dispute Turn Out to Be Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputies

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A booze-fueled dispute at a Chino campground this weekend led to both men involved firing their guns, with neither realizing their rival happened to be a fellow Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy.

Dejay Barber, 44, and Matthew Rincon, 24, were camping separately at Prado Regional Park when they got into an argument about loud music, according to the L.A. Times.

Both off-duty deputies allegedly had their guns out in a "threatening manner," relays Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore, who notes that "multiple rounds" were fired, though no one was injured, and all of the shots were fired into the air.

Alcohol appears to have played a role in the escalated dispute. Whitmore calls the incident "gross negligence."

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Barber and Rincon have been relieved of duty with pay.