Dozens of police officers swarmed a South Los Angeles neighborhood Sunday night in search of a gunman after an LAPD patrol car was shot at with a rifle, officials said.
The department declared a citywide tactical alert, sending every available officer to the area of 62nd and Hoover streets, LAPD officials said. The alert was later modified, as a search for a second suspect came up empty.
Officers were driving in the area about 9:30 p.m. when their squad car was fired upon by two people, police said.
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The officers fired back, but the two people fled. No officers were injured.
One person was arrested in connection with the shooting. Police identified him as 18-year-old Christopher Taylor.
Officers said they recovered the rifle.
As police searched for a second person, the crime scene spanned three blocks, between Vermont Avenue and Hoover Street, and 60th Street and Gage Avenue.
Some 60 officers, a SWAT team and police dogs were involved in the search, officials said.
The LAPD modified its tactical alert Monday morning before 6 a.m., wrapping up their search in the neighborhood without announcing they had a second suspect in custody. The investigation would continue, officials said.