One person was killed and three were injured in a shootout in Panorama City on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
According to Los Angeles Police Department officer Tony Im, just before 2:30 p.m., police responded to reports of a 20-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound, as well as additional victims. .
LAPD later said on twitter That the initial call was for a traffic collision, and when officers arrived, they found “several victims apparently suffering from gunshot wounds”.
A traffic collision was located at the scene, but the LAPD could not confirm “this is related to the incident at this time.”
The Los Angeles Fire Department also responded to the alleged shootings near Parthenia Street and Tobias Avenue for the five patients reported, although the LAPD later put the total number at four patients.
“LAFD arrived and declared one of the victims brought dead at the scene. 3 other victims were taken to local hospitals in stable condition,” the police said.
By about 3:30, Im said the suspected shooter was last seen heading south on Van Nuys Boulevard.
The shooter is believed to be a man about 20 years old, wearing a white shirt and dark shorts and a new BMW, possibly an M3, I’m said.
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