WOODLAND HILLS—A shooting against a pro-Trump caravan led to a five-hour standoff outside of an apartment building as the Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team tried to coax the suspects out on Sunday, August 30.
Authorities received initial reports of shots fired at 11:30 a.m. in the 20600 block of Ventura Boulevard towards a caravan of President Donald Trump supporters. There were no reports of any injuries, but surrounding cars in the region were struck by the gunfire.
Officers suspected that three suspects, including a man seen carrying a gun, were holed up inside the apartment complex. The SWAT team launched a chemical irritant inside and entered the unit at 5 p.m. only to find the unit empty.
Officer Drake Madison of the LAPD indicated Ventura Boulevard was closed during the standoff and reported the situation was still fluid. The incident was one of several over the weekend during rallies and protests. Earlier on August 29, a suspicious package around an organized protest shut down Santa Monica Boulevard until a bomb squad was able to handle the situation.
No suspects have been taken into custody regarding the shooting and it remains an active investigation by the LAPD. Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.