HOLLYWOOD HILLS— A couple was shot at while trying to leave their home in the intersection of Serrano Avenue and Carlton Way, just south of Hollywood Boulevard, on Sunday, January 8. 

At around 7 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department received several calls about three or four shots fired. Another caller stated that one shot was fired into an apartment, according to the Citizen App. LAPD arrived on the scene, with 10 patrol cars and a search helicopter, and found the victims were shot at while driving in their car. 

At around 6:55 p.m., the couple told Canyon News they were leaving their apartment to head to dinner. They were making a U-turn at the intersection of Serrano Avenue and Carlton Way, when another car – described as a black Dodge Charger – heading eastbound on Carlton Way, quickly approached them, causing the couple to abruptly stop.  The back passenger in the black Dodge Charger produced a gun and fired three or four shots towards the couple’s car. The suspects proceeded to flee northbound on Serrano Ave., hitting the drivers side at the front of the couple’s car. There were no fatalities. 

The victims remained unharmed, but their car suffered three bullet holes, a flat tire and damage to the front driver’s side of the car. 

The LAPD told Canyon News that the motive behind the shots fired is unknown but could be an incident of road rage or gang related. Officers were scanning the ground around the incident and found shell casings, prompting them also to believe the couple was caught in a crossfire. 

Police searching the intersection of Serrano Ave. and Carlton Way.

Police are looking for three suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD.