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Evacuations made in Hollywood; explosives found after shooting

LAPD cordoned off an area in Hollywood after explosives were found.
Police cordoned off several blocks and evacuated homes and businesses in Hollywood on Monday evening after explosives and weapons were found in an apartment on Sunset Boulevard where a suspected gunman was taken into custody.

The explosives, possibly dynamite, were discovered along with a cache of weapons in an apartment in the 6600 block of Sunset Boulevard following a reported shooting that led to three people being taken into custody, police said.

A Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad was at the scene.

"No one is getting in or out," Officer Karen Rayner said of the area.

The affected zone is bounded by Sunset Boulevard on the north, De Longpre Avenue on the south, North Cherokee Avenue on the west and Seward Street on the east.

Of the three people apprehended, "one has been identified as the shooter," Rayner told The Times.

The shooting forced officials to shut down streets and place at least one school on lockdown.

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Map shows area where LAPD found explosives. Credit: Times Mapping L.A.
 
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