Manhunt Continues Following LAUSD Officer Shooting [UPDATED]
UPDATE 4:55 Councilmember Eric Garcetti says the perimeter has been reduced by about 25%, with the boundaries now Oxnard to the north, Canzonet to the South, Fallbrook to the East and Valley Circle to the West. All the exits from the 101 are open. Authorities are urging that residents of the perimeter be patient. "We will be searching the perimeter until the perimeter is exhausted," said Garcetti.
Woodlake Elementary is now clear, and students are being sent for pick-up at Calabash Elementary. Hale Middle School is in a staged release, and parents can pick up students at Platt and Oxnard. El Camino is preparing to release students in a staged manner and released on Valley Circle. Any of the students who live within the perimeter, however, cannot be taken or walk home until the perimeter is cleared. Authorities anticipate the search continuing for at least a couple of more hours.
The suspect's description has been updated, as detailed by LAPD Capt. Kevin McClure, who says they are looking for a white male in his 40s, with long grayish hair worn in a ponytail, wearing a jeans and a dark jacket. He is about 5'9" to 5'10" with a "thin build."
The Los Angeles Police Department have made no arrests in conjunction with the shooting of a LAUSD officer stationed outside the campus of El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, and the search for the suspect continues.
Though many of the schools places under lockdown have been cleared and the students released, four schools remain on lockdown orders, per the LAUSD: Woodlake Elementary, Hale Middle School, Leonis Continuation, and El Camino Real High School. Currently the LAPD are working to clear the El Camino Real campus and move the students to a nearby fast food restaurant to be picked up by their parents.
A large perimeter remains in place in the vicinity of the shooting, and as of their last media update, the boundaries are as follows: Oxnard Street to the Ventura (101) Freeway, between
Platt Avenue/Valley Circle Boulevard and Fallbrook Avenue. Thousands of people remain trapped inside the perimeter, and have been told if they exit, they cannot return until the perimeter is cleared, reports LA Now.
The suspect thought to have wounded LAUSD police Officer Jeffrey Stenroos is thought to be a white man in his 30s or 40s with long brown hair and wearing blue jeans and a bomber jacket.