Shooting Leads To Lengthy Standoff In Downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A SWAT team responded Monday to a downtown Los Angeles apartment building after a man ran inside after firing shots at a passing vehicle, police said.

Officers were sent shortly before noon to the area of Eighth and Santee streets on a report of shots fired shortly before noon, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. No one was hit by the gunfire.

Police say the man, believed to be in his 20s, was armed with a handgun.

The man fired shots at a passing vehicle before barricading himself inside the building.

SWAT officers took the gunman into custody. No one was hurt in the shooting.

Traffic was being rerouted away from the intersection.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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