Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Police seek suspects in Hollywood, Rampart Village shootings

Los Angeles police had cordoned off large parts of Hollywood and Rampart Village early Thursday in searches for suspects in separate shootings.

In Hollywood, officers blocked off an area as they searched for shooters in a gun battle on Franklin Avenue near Gower Street that left one man in critical condition.

Officers brought in bloodhounds to search for suspects in the shooting, which erupted just before midnight Wednesday, according to KTLA-TV.

A few miles away, at Fourth Street and Virgil Avenue, police also cordoned off a large area as they searched for a man who fired at an officer, grazing him in the leg about 3 a.m. Thursday, officials said.

The officer was treated by paramedics at the scene and released.

There was no further information early Thursday.


College degrees bring lifetime financial rewards, census says

Jordan High School in Watts to undergo $75-million renovation

New talks could decide fate of L.A./Ontario International Airport

 -- Sam Quinones

Comments () | Archives (0)


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: