LAPD Vehicle Shot At In Eagle Rock
Shots were fired on a LAPD patrol car in Eagle Rock early this morning, prompting the closure of the 134 Freeway as authorities searched for the gunman.
The L.A. Times reports that police officers were on patrol at about 3:45 a.m. near the corner of Figueroa Street and Eagle Vista Drive when a shooter fired at the vehicle.
According to KTLA, three shots were heard, but only one bullet hole was found in the car.
"It nearly missed the driver officer," LAPD Capt. Phil Smith told KTLA. "This is an attempted murder of a police officer. This is a very significant event."
A perimeter was established, and California Highway Patrol closed the eastbound lanes of the 134 Freeway at around 4:45 a.m., before closing the westbound lanes as well. At about 8 a.m., all the westbound lanes were open, but the eastbound lanes west of Colorado Blvd remain closed, according to a CHP's Twitter.