Thursday, October 8, 2009

Police close Highland Park streets following afternoon shooting

An afternoon shooting in the 5300 block of Monte Vista Street in Highland Park prompted the LAPD to block off several streets as they search for suspects. LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera said no one was injured as a result of the 3:30 pm shooting, and officers believe the suspected shooter is still in the area. "There was a shooting but no one is down," she said. Police were still at the scene at about 6:30 pm.

Residents report that Monte Vista Street is closed between avenues 52 and 54. The 90042 blogger repeated Twitter reports of police searching for a suspect armed with a .45 caliber gun.

This afternoon's incident took place near the scene of a Saturday night shooting that left six people injured after the occupants of a car opened fire on a house party. Police said they believe some of the victims were members of the Dogtown gang while the shooters were from the Avenues gang. The Avenues gang was the target of a major police raid on Sept 22.

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