Police have responded to reports of fire being opened at a pro-Trump parade of cars in Woodland Hills, California, after a tire was slashed by a projectile, probably a bullet. Standoff between suspects and police is underway.
The incident unfolded about 11:30 a.m. local time in the 20600 block of Ventura Boulevard, as the torrent of cars with Trump supporters was streaming past Woodland Hills, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California.
Update: LAPD says they got reports of shots fired on a Woodland Hills street where a large caravan of Trump supporters was passing through and a bullet may have struck a vehicle’s tire. No injuries reportedhttps://t.co/iXLMFwftiT
— KTLA (@KTLA) August 30, 2020
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said that a woman, who was not part of the pro-Trump caravan, but was driving alongside the rally, reported that her tire was damaged after she heard sounds resembling that of gunfire.
There were reports of a person brandishing a firearm from a balcony near the scene of the incident, police said, according to local media.
A witness told police that they saw a gunman in the apartment block at Ventura Boulevard. Police have sent a SWAT unit to locate the alleged attacker, which led to a protracted standoff between suspects that refused to come out and responding officers.
Police have sealed off the apartment, saying that three suspects have been holed up inside. It’s still unclear if any of them is armed.
No injuries have resulted from the incident, with the only known damage so far being a pierced tire.
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