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Fatal Shooting Reported In DTLA Apartment Building
One person is dead and another wounded after a shooting in the Gas Company Lofts, an apartment complex in the heart of downtown L.A.The L.A. Times reports that gunshots were heard in the building at 810 South Flower St. around 2:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon. When the LAPD arrived, they found a 25-year-old man who had been shot dead, and another person who was seriously wounded.
According to City News Service, police were still searching for the shooter, and that a perimeter had been established.
"Obviously it’s a shooting in a big building," Officer Mike Lopez told the Times. "They are going floor-to-floor to look. It will be an active scene for a while."
Local historian (and Gas Company Loft resident, apparently) Nathan Masters said that the residents of the building weren't informed of what was going on.
My building. Apparently a SWAT team just went in the front door. Residents are being kept in the dark. https://t.co/JpcjCTKfnr— Nathan Masters (@nathanmasters) October 22, 2016
@hmcharg Still troubling to hear about this through Twitter and not our PA. How do we know when it's safe again?— Nathan Masters (@nathanmasters) October 22, 2016
As the Gas Company Lofts website notes, the building is a "restored historical landmark" in the thick of downtown, just a block from the 7th Street Metro stop and three blocks from Staples Center and L.A. Live.
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