Shooting suspect in custody after barricade at Koreatown store

KOREATOWN, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A suspect is in custody after barricading himself for hours inside a Koreatown store following a shooting Tuesday.

Los Angeles police officers were called to the area of Vermont Avenue and 7th Street where a shooting was already in progress around 12:20 p.m. Officials say officers saw the suspect shoot a man in the ankle before running into a nearby store.

AIR7 HD was over the area where dozens of officers and SWAT units responded. A perimeter was established around the shopping center with several stores, including A&A Shine Bargain.

Several people, including children, were seen being escorted out of surrounding businesses and ushered into an armored vehicle. Those people were later released from that vehicle.

Surrounding streets have been blocked off as authorities work to clear the scene.

The suspect was seen being taken into custody a few minutes before 4 p.m.

Information on possible injuries was not released, but the suspect was seen being treated at the scene.
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