Support for LAist comes from
True LA stories, powered by you
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Protester at Chinese Consulate Fires Shots at Security Guard

crimescenetape-320x-policeline.jpg
Photo by Olivier Le Queinec via Shutterstock
Our reporting is free for everyone, but it’s not free to make.
LAist only exists with reader support. If you're in a position to give, your donation powers our reporters and keeps us independent.

A man protesting in front of the Chinese Consulate this afternoon fired shots at a security guard, after the guard had taken his sign and tossed it in the trash.A group protesting in front of the consulate early this afternoon got into an argument with the security guard, according to the Los Angeles Times. The guard then took a sign from a man and tossed it in the trash. The man jumped in his car and fired several shots at the security guard but missed hitting the consulate building around 2:15pm, police said. There were no injuries reported.

The consulate is located in Koreatown on the 400 block of Shatto Place. The shooter is described as an Asian man in his mid-60s with white hair, but police don't have anyone in custody right now, KPCC reported.