Los AngelesHollywoodA man was detained after a confrontation with law enforcement at a farmers’ market on the morning of July 31, when gunshots were heard.
At around 7:30 that morning, Los Angeles police were called for a report that a man with a gun had fired “several rounds” from a balcony at 1600 Cosmo Street. Police responded quickly, but luckily at the scene. nothing foundShootingthe victim.
By about 9:20 p.m., Los Angeles police said there had been a heated confrontation with an “unknown suspect who threw rocks and other objects from the balcony of an apartment.” Police later confirmed that the man had locked himself in the apartment and that the Los Angeles Police Department’s Thunderbolt Team (SWAT) was at the scene. Police tried to surrender the suspect, and at one point several officers armed with long guns and body armor were seen in the area. At around 11:45, police confirmed that the gun suspect was in custody.
LAPD officers confirmed that the man did indeed open fire on Sunday morning, but it was not clear how many were fired. There was no report of any casualties in the initial firing or the clash that followed, police said.
However, the Hollywood Farmers Market was closed to investigate the matter. “We’re glad our employees and suppliers are fine,” farmers’ market organizers said in a statement on Facebook, along with a post encouraging shoppers to visit their sister market in Atwater Village.