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West L.A. Shooting Suspect Wearing Board Shorts In January Turns Himself In After Overnight Standoff

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An overnight standoff with a suspect in sandals and board shorts ended earlier Sunday morning as the alleged gunman surrendered himself to police almost 10 hours later.

The suspect barricaded himself inside his apartment on the 1300 block of Brockton Avenue in West Los Angeles after police were alerted to him allegedly firing a gun near the intersection of Brockton Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard around 9:20 p.m. SWAT team officers were called to the scene and neighboring buildings were evacuated. The suspect was finally taken into custody just after 7 a.m., according to the LA Times. Authorities have yet to release his identity.

News crews caught a glimpse of the suspect on camera as he was taken into custody, showing a young man in his 20s wearing board shorts and sandals. Brr!

Although the suspect has since been taken in and no people were reported to have been injured, police remained at the scene into daybreak to investigate and search for any potential victims. Several witnesses in the area took to reddit and described hearing several, up to 10, shots being fired.