HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Police called to the scene of a motor vehicle burglary returned fire when a suspect allegedly fired at them Sunday morning near Wilton Place and Melrose Avenue, authorities said.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department’s media relations division, officers were called at 10 a.m. for a burglary from a motor vehicle in the 5000 block of Lemon Grove Avenue.READ MORE: 2 Long Beach Grocery Stores Shutting Down Saturday Over Hero Pay Law
When they arrived, the suspect produced a handgun and shot at them, police said. Officers shot back and struck the suspect, who was transported to a hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department. The suspect’s condition is unknown.READ MORE: LAPD Sgt. Anthony White Dies From Complications Of COVID-19
No officers were injured, the LAPD said. An advisory was sent out, asking the public to avoid the area due to police activity and a large police presence.MORE NEWS: 'Admiration And Respect': Irvine Seniors Thank First Responders With Free Breakfast