A woman was shot in the city of West Hollywood, reports the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The WeHo crime has led to a standoff between the suspect and LASD officers at the Dylan apartment complex.
Deputy Miguel Meza, the Public Information Officer for LASD, told reporters that the West Hollywood Sheriff’s station received a call of gunshots fired at approximately 8:50 a.m. on Friday in the 7000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. Five shots were fired and a woman in her 50s was shot twice, once in the upper torso and once in her lower body. The shots came from her adjacent apartment, reports Meca. She was rushed to a nearby hospital. Her injuries are not life threatening at this time.
The full report is below:
A Los Angeles Sheriff’s helicopter landed on La Brea Avenue near Lexington Avenue. LASD put up caution tape and barricaded the area during the investigation from La Brea Avenue to Formosa Avenue. Firefighters on the scene with the Los Angeles County Fire Department said traffic in the area would be backed up during the investigation.
La Brea & Lexington, WeHo:
There are LASD, LAPD & Beverly Hills PD at scene of a possible shooting.
Gonna be wild if there wasn’t an actual shooting. The amount of resources out here is quite ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/bXgTiCmVqQ
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West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station is handling an incident regarding a suspected shooting that may have occurred at the Dylan or nearby. The alleged suspect has barricaded themselves at the Dylan and Deputies are onsite and a permiter has been established.
— Mayor Sepi Shyne (@SepiShyne) April 7, 2023
The motive for the shooting is unclear. No suspect information has been released on this recent weho crime. This story is still developing.
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West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station polices the City of West Hollywood and the unincorporated communities of Franklin Canyon, Universal City (which includes Universal Theme Park, Studios, and Citywalk), and the Federal Enclave in West Los Angeles.