UPDATE: Shortly before noon, police confirmed that the Hollywood Farmer’s Market suspected gunman was taken into custody.
LAPD confirmed that the man had been firing a gun Sunday morning. No injuries were reported.
EARLIER: Los Angeles television station KTLA reported a series of gunshots shut down the Hollywood Farmers’ Market Sunday morning around 7:30 AM.
Witnesses described an “active shooter” situation, but no reports of injuries or deaths were immediately available. Los Angeles police received reports of a man with a handgun who fired “multiple rounds” in the 1600 block of Cosmo Street.
Around 7:30 am, Los Angeles police received reports of a man with a handgun who had fired “multiple rounds” in the 1600 block of Cosmo Street.
The Hollywood Farmers’ Market was closed for the investigation. A police helicopter was seen overhead, and around 9:20 AM, LAPD said there was an active standoff with a suspect who was throwing rocks from a balcony. A SWAT team was on the scene.
Farmers’ Market organizers posted a statement on Facebook that said in part, “We’re glad our staff and vendors are OK.” Shoppers were also encouraged to visit the Farmers’ Market sister location at Atwater Village.697