LOS ANGELES (PM) — An armed woman started shooting randomly in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, injuring four people and triggering a hunt for the suspect, police said.
The shooting transpired shortly after noon, but Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman officer Rosario Cervantes said details surrounding the gun violence were not directly known.
She said two of the four victims were female, and that none of the injuries were considered to be life-threatening.
Skid Row, an area extending roughly 50 square blocks in downtown Los Angeles, has one of the most powerful concentrations of homeless people in the United States. It was not directly known whether anyone involved in the shooting was homeless, Cervantes stated.
Aerial video from a local television station KTLA-TV revealed police patrol cars stopped next to a tent outside San Julian Park in downtown Los Angeles.
Paramedics were seen carrying one person onto an ambulance and treating another person who was sitting on a bench inside the park. Large sections of the streets were blocked off with police tape, the video showed.
What appeared to be bullet casings were left on the ground, designated by numbered police evidence markers. A pile of clothing was also laying on the ground at the crime scene, the video showed.