Kevin Rector, Matthew Ormseth
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles police opened fire near MacArthur Park on Friday afternoon after responding to calls about a woman there with a gun, according to authorities.
It was not immediately clear if anyone was struck in the shooting, or if anyone other than police opened fire. Police said they would be releasing more information shortly.
Officer William Cooper, an LAPD spokesman, said responding officers had gone to West 6th and South Alvarado streets at the park’s northwest corner just before 3 p.m.
Aerial images from CBS Los Angeles appeared to show police in a standoff with a woman who had entered the park’s lake and crossed over to its island.
Bizarre stand-off at LA's MacArthur Park Lake. A woman suffering from a mental health crisis kills two lake birds, fires a gun, and jumps in to the lake. LAPD make arrest. #macarthurpark #losangeles #lake #LAPD pic.twitter.com/Db0W8G1G6Q— Ted Soqui (@TedSoquiPhoto) April 3, 2021
Also Friday afternoon, LAPD officers were responding to a separate standoff situation about a mile and a half away, near South Figueroa and West 3rd streets, where they had set up a perimeter after reports came in about 2:35 p.m. of a man with a gun in that area, Cooper said.
Video footage of the officer involved shooting that occurred today around 3pm in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/fRF5qsKqBz— LaPuente626sgv (@LaPuente626sgv) April 3, 2021
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