Santa Paula - Police have shot and killed a mountain lion in a Santa Paula neighborhood, and they believe five more could be in the area.

A family called police this morning after spotting a mountain lion in their yard in the community 50 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Police Chief Steve MacKinnon says officers attempted to set up a perimeter and capture one mountain lion when a second smaller lion came out of the bushes.

Police say the lion advanced toward a resident and officers were forced to shoot it.

A reverse 911 call has been sent out to alert 805 residences that there may still be two adult mountain lions, a juvenile and two cubs in the neighborhood, which is below rugged terrain.

Source: Associated Press