LAPD Cops Shoot Lone Gunman Firing at Cars Near the Grove

The gunfight is over but cops say their investigation is still tying up traffic, so avoid the area if you can
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Los Angeles Police Department officers shot a man near the Grove Friday morning who was allegedly aiming a firearm at passersby and traffic, before police say he opened fire into at least one vehicle.

According to the department, at about 9:20 a.m. Hollywood officers responded to a Wilshire Division radio call about a man pointing a firearm at construction workers near Beverly Boulevard and La Brea Blvd. Officers arriving at the location confronted the suspect, who police describe as Black and in his 30s.

The suspect fired at the cops, “and an officer involved shooting occurred at Beverly and La Brea,” the LAPD tweeted. “The suspect ran west on Beverly and the officers briefly lost sight of the suspect.”

Police next tracked the accused shooter to the area of Beverly Blvd. and Detroit Blvd. and contained him there, at which point the suspect was taken into custody.

“The suspect was struck by gunfire and transported to the hospital with a non-life- threatening injury,” LAPD said. “A firearm was recovered at scene.”

As for other injuries, as Patch reports, the department said, “The suspect pointed a gun at a construction worker, continued walking and pointed the gun at pedestrians and vehicles. There were shots fired, and a victim stated her vehicle was struck.”

 

At around 2 p.m. local time, LAPD additionally warned that the shooting investigation will impact traffic on La Brea between S. Highland Avenue and S. Fuller Ave., and on Beverly Blvd. between W. 1st Street and Rosewood Ave. until further notice.


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