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Suspected Hollywood shooter taken into custody, LAPD says

August 27, 2012 |  5:29 pm

Map shows where police shut down busy Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood Monday afternoon while officers investigated reports of a man firing a shotgun at construction workers from an apartment complex.A suspected shooter was taken into custody Monday afternoon in Hollywood after reported gunfire caused authorities to shut down busy Sunset Boulevard and lock down at least one school.

The man was apprehended about 5:10 p.m. after Los Angeles police swarmed the area in the 6600 block of Hollywood Boulevard.

Initial reports were that several shots were fired from an apartment building along Hollywood Boulevard by a man with a shotgun who was aiming at nearby construction workers. But police re-interviewed the 911 caller, who said he heard only one shot, according to Officer Bruce Borihanh of the Los Angeles Police Department.

"They only heard one shot," Borihanh said. "Out of an abundance of caution we're searching this apartment building."

No injuries were reported after the report, which police received shortly after 3 p.m.

Selma Elementary School, at 6611 Selma Avenue, was placed on lockdown, the Los Angeles Unified School District said.

One eastbound lane of Sunset was shut down, but other lanes on the busy thoroughfare were open, according to the LAPD, which requested city transportation workers to help deal with rush-hour traffic. 


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Map shows area where shooting was reported. Credit: Times Mapping L.A.