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Hollywood Hills shooting: LAPD officers injured, suspect found dead

A suspect who opened fire on Los Angeles police officers was found dead inside a home in the Hollywood Hills Monday.
March 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A suspect who opened fire on Los Angeles police officers was found dead inside a home in the Hollywood Hills Monday.

Authorities received a domestic violence call at a home in the 8100 block of Gould Avenue just after 8 a.m. When officers arrived, the suspect fired his weapon at them, and the officers returned fire, according to the LAPD.

Two people, including a female LAPD officer, were transported to a local hospital. The officer received a non life-threatening injury to her face, either by flying shrapnel or splinters when a bullet hit some wood in the home. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck tweeted that he spoke with the officer and said, "She is doing well. Please keep her & our officers in your thoughts and prayers."

Another person who was inside the home was also taken to a local hospital. Officials have not said how he was injured.

Shortly after the shooting, the LAPD went on tactical alert and dozens of officers responded to the scene. A SWAT team surrounded the home, which police described as a "very large residence" with four or five levels.

At about 12:45 p.m., police said the suspect was found dead in the home. It was unclear if he died from the initial exchange of gunfire with police, or if he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police say the large home might be subdivided into separate units. There were other people inside, but authorities aren't sure if they are related to the suspect in any way.

Laurel Canyon Boulevard was shutdown between Hollywood Boulevard and Kirkwood Drive for the investigation.


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