LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Wednesday morning standoff between police a suspected gunman in South Los Angeles ended with the suspect getting away.
The shooting occurred at about 8:40 a.m. in the area of Gage Avenue and St. Andrews Place, according to Los Angeles police. Officers arrived to find a man wounded. The victim was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.READ MORE: CHP Motorcycle Officer Involved In Traffic Collision On Eastbound 105 Freeway At Bellflower Boulevard
The gunman then allegedly barricaded himself in a nearby RV, police said. The standoff was still ongoing as of 11 a.m.READ MORE: First Weekend Eligible Adults Can Receive Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot In Los Angeles County
During the standoff, a car crashed into some RVs near where the suspect was barricaded. The car then caught fire. L.A. Fire Department crews responded and quickly extinguished the blaze. It’s unclear if the crash was related to the standoff in any way.
Police later searched each RV and could not find the suspected gunman.MORE NEWS: Man Shot And Killed By Huntington Police Saturday As Nearby Crowds Watched U.S. Open Of Surfing
The victim and suspect are believed to be homeless, police said. The circumstances of the incident and a motive for the shooting were unclear.