INGLEWOOD (CBSLA.com) — SWAT and K-9 units combed an Inglewood neighborhood in search of murder suspects, authorities said Sunday.
Police said a shooting took place outside a Yoshinoya restaurant just before 4 a.m. in the 10000 block of Hawthorne Boulevard.
The search was conducted near Simms Avenue and Imperial Highway where they chased the suspect who then fled on foot along with the driver and possibly a third suspect.
Officials said a 40-year-old Asian man was killed in the parking lot outside the Yoshinoya. The unidentified victim was declared dead at the scene.
Adrianna Weingold, reporting for CBS2, said it was a very tense afternoon around Inglewood.
K-9 units went door-to-door looking for the shooting suspect and the driver.
Police have not given descriptions of the suspects. Originally it was believed police were just looking for two men. Sunday, they said they were possibly looking for three men.
Weingold also reported police were being tight-lipped about the search.
The suspects are considered armed and dangerous.
CBS2’s Cristy Fajardo picked up the story Sunday evening about the time authorities called off the search.
“For most of the day,” she reported, “it looked like the neighborhood was under siege.”
An army of officers swarmed the blocks around 117th and Lemoli Avenue from daybreak to nightfall.
Neighbors returned frustrated by a lack of information.
“I want to know what’s going on in my neighborhood,” said Mary Harris, “you’re not even telling us anything. You;’re just saying I can’t go home. What’s going on?”
No arrests were reported.
But the manpower the agency is exhibiting leaves no doubt the manhunt is far from over.