According to a news report, police in Los Angeles detained a suspect after what looked to be a string of random shootings that left one victim injured on Saturday morning.
According to KTLA-TV, the suspect allegedly opened fire at random on residents of East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights between the hours of 6:20 and 7:20 in the morning.
The Los Angeles Police Department found an unoccupied car that was thought to have been used in the attacks, and the suspect—who was not immediately identified—was taken into custody after it. According to KTLA, police later detained a man who matched the suspect’s description when he left a nearby house.
During a search of the car, police discovered a firearm that was allegedly used in the shootings, according to the station.
According to police, the first shooting happened at around 6:20 in the morning, critically injuring a guy in his 30s who was strolling down a street. According to reports, a suspect driving away from the area was carrying a firearm. According to authorities, the person was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition, as reported by KTLA.
Around 7:20 a.m., a second incident occurred when a masked man with a weapon started firing bullets before driving away. In the Boyle Heights neighbourhood, there was reportedly a third shot by the same person using a rifle. At the second and third shooting locations, nobody was hurt, according to KTLA.
On the same day of the shootings in East Los Angeles, a suspect riding a scooter across two boroughs of New York City killed an 87-year-old man and injured three others in a series of random shootings, according to authorities.
Officers found a scooter and a handgun with an extended magazine; they also detained a 25-year-old guy, according to Assistant Police Chief Joseph Kenny of New York City.