Posted on August 31, 2020

Los Angeles Police Respond to Shooting Near Pro-Trump Rally

Tim Stelloh and Andrew Blankstein, NBC News, August 30, 2020

A Los Angeles Police Department tactical unit responded Sunday to reports that someone may have opened fire near a pro-President Donald Trump rally, authorities said.

In a statement, the department said that three suspects had barricaded themselves inside an apartment building in Woodland Hills, northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Police said the shooting occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m., when a large caravan of cars were amassed on Ventura Boulevard. A woman who wasn’t part of the rally was driving past it and said her tire went flat after she heard what sounded like gunshots, authorities said.

The tire appeared to have been damaged by a bullet or a bullet fragment, the statement said.