4 detained after fight, reports of shooting near Walt Disney Concert Hall, officials say

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Friday, June 14, 2024
LAPD: No injuries after reports of shooting at Disney Concert Hall
Officials say there are no injuries and four people were detained following a fight and reports of a shooting near the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown L.A.

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Officials say there are no injuries and four people were detained following a fight and reports of a shooting near the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

The L.A. County Office of Education and the county Probation Department hosted a graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon honoring graduates from juvenile court schools and alternative schools.

A fight occurred inside the concert hall when someone in the audience leaped over a second-story balcony and assaulted a graduate at the end of the ceremony, according to the Probation Department.

"All detained probation youth had already exited the auditorium and were placed in a secure holding area prior to the incident occurring," a statement from the Probation Department said. "The Probation Special Enforcement Operations unit quickly responded, containing the incident and restoring order inside the auditorium."

A brawl involving several people then broke out outside, forcing nearby streets to be closed off. Four people were detained.

Police say there are no injuries and two people are in custody following reports of a shooting near the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown L.A.

Initial reports indicated there may have been a shooting, and a number of witnesses told Eyewitness News they heard gunfire around 5 p.m.

No further details on the investigation were given, but police say they found shell casings at the scene.

The area of Grand and Hope streets between 1st and 2nd streets was closed amid "an active investigation," according to the LAPD's Central Division.

"There are no reported injuries at this time," the division said on X just before 7:30 p.m.

Video from AIR7 showed several police cruisers parked outside the building. Officers focused their attention in the area of Grand and 2nd as they searched the area.