Alleged Gunman Shot and Wounded by Los Angeles Police at Reported ‘Gang Party’

LAPD officers investigate the scene of a shooting near 99th and Figueroa in South Los Angeles on Dec. 12 LA Times screenshot

Los Angeles police officers shot and wounded a gunman who allegedly opened fire on them at a reported gang party in South Los Angeles on Sunday, police said.

Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Officer Norma Eisenman told the Los Angeles Times that officers were in the area of 99th and Figueroa streets at 10:20 p.m. Sunday night when they saw a large group of gang members gathered at a party outside a home.

Eisenman said that’s when the gunman fired at the officers. Police told reporters at the scene that the officers fired back, striking the gunman in the right shoulder.

Eisenman told the Times that during the shooting, partygoers dispersed, and some tried to leave, but police detained several partygoers and and talked to them. A gun was recovered in the area.

The Times reports that the suspect was taken to an area hospital and is reported in stable condition. No officers were reported injured in the shooting.

It is not apparently clear how police knew that the party was a ‘gang party’ or that the people outside the home were gang members.

There is also no indication as to what may have caused the alleged gunman to open fire on police.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

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