Los Angeles: At approximately 2:05 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2021, the Los Angeles Police Department responded to an active shooter with multiple victims down at a home on the 1400 block of Blue Jay Way in the West Hollywood Hills area.
According to LAPD, a robbery occurred in front of the residence. Two suspects exited their vehicle armed with handguns and wearing ski masks. A third suspect remained in the vehicle. The suspects forced two victims onto the ground at gunpoint where they removed watches and jewelry. During the robbery, an armed security guard exchanged gunfire with the armed suspects. The suspects got back into their vehicle and fled the location. The responding officers were able to broadcast the description of the getaway vehicle. LAPD officers later observed the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop in the area of Santa Monica Boulevard and Doheny Drive. Officers discovered that one suspect was shot in the abdomen, and one was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department personnel. The second suspect was shot in the ankle and was transported to a local area hospital in stable condition. The third suspect was taken into custody without incident. A firearm was recovered from inside the suspect vehicle.
The security guard sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen and is currently in critical condition at a local hospital, and two robbery victims were also struck by gunfire and are currently in stable condition at a hospital, according to LAPD.
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Robbery Homicide detectives are investigating the incident which may be related to other robberies in the Hollywood area.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Robbery Homicide Division, Detective Gerry Chamberlain at 213-486-6840. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.
Jack Reynolds Photojournalist, Key News Network