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LAPD Officer Wounded In Shooting At Towering Laurel Canyon Home
An LAPD officer has been injured after responding to a domestic battery call at a Laurel Canyon home this morning.
Authorities received the domestic battery call at 8:05 a.m. at the 8100 block of Gould Avenue in the Hollywood Hills, Officer Wendy Reyes of the LAPD told LAist. City News Service reported that the officer is female.
Reyes said that there was a shooting but it is not clear yet if the officer was injured directly from the gunshot. The L.A. Times reported that sources said she was hit with shrapnel in the arm and face; however, the injuries are non life-threatening.
Capt. Cory Palka of the Hollywood Division said the officer is in the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to KPCC. KTLA reported that there were two patients taken to the local hospital, but the identity of the other person has not been identified yet.
Officers are still searching for the shooter, Reyes said.
The southbound lanes of Laurel Canyon are closed at Muholland Drive and the northbound lanes on Franklin Avenue while police investigate, reported NBC Los Angeles. LAPD Rampart tweeted out this message:
Here is a photo of the multi-story home:
UPDATE 1:25 p.m.: LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado told City News Service they found the suspect dead inside the home when that the SWAT team entered it early around 12:30 p.m. He said the SWAT team hadn't fired any rounds.
Some road closures are now open:
UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: Andrew Blankstein of NBC tweeted that the suspect is now dead:
Per sources: Suspect in Hollywood Hills who shot at LAPD officer has been pronounced dead at scene.— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) March 24, 2014
In addition, @HollywoodLA311 tweeted that the LAPD was clearing the scene:
UPDATE 11:10 a.m.: An L.A. Times reporter tweeted that the suspect is barricaded inside the Hollywood Hills house now:
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck tweeted about the wounded officer doing well: