A gunman shot two people near an East Hollywood apartment complex before police surrounded him, leading to a standoff that was ongoing Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
Los Angeles Police Department officers responded at 1:49 p.m. to a shooting in the 1500 block of Serrano Avenue, which is between Sunset and Hollywood boulevards, said Officer Rosario Cervantes, a police spokesperson.
Two people with gunshot wounds were taken to a hospital. One was listed in critical condition, Cervantes said; the other victim’s condition wasn’t known.
Police had the gunman “contained” as of 4 p.m., Cervantes said.
Officers were communicating with the man in an attempt to persuade him to surrender.
City News Service contributed to this report.
Source: LA Times