A man was in custody after allegedly waiving a gun and shooting from a balcony at an apartment complex in Van Nuys on Friday afternoon.
A SWAT team was responding to the call, which came in from the 15900 block of Sherman Way about 1 p.m., police said.
Neighbors said they heard shots fired, and LAPD appeared to have sent an emergency alert to cellphones in the area at about 4 p.m., warning of “suspect shooting from balcony.”
“STAY AWAY,” the alert stated.
A witness said the man waived a gun at the witness’ children, according to Los Angeles Police Department Lt. John Jenal.
Jenal called the scene a barricade situation.
The unidentified man surrendered to police around 5:45 p.m. and was taken away in handcuffs.