Surveillance video provided to KTLA on Sunday shows a man being led away at gunpoint in what investigators have described as a possible kidnapping in East L.A.
A male victim was last seen being forced into a man’s vehicle and driven away near the 300 block of North Rowan Avenue around 9:51 a.m. Saturday, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release.
The news release said there were two victims, but otherwise did not indicate what may have happened to the second man.
In surveillance video provided by a local business, two men in an apparent confrontation walk down a street.
Within seconds, a man dressed in a dark-colored shirt appears to strike the other man in the face.
The second man falls to the ground before stumbling back to his feet and holding on to a pole for balance.
As the victim — dressed in a long-sleeve, light-colored shirt — begins to walk toward the other man, a person exits a building and stands in the doorway.
The victim then staggers toward the open door, and the other man quickly approaches him with a gun before pushing him and leading him out of the video’s frame.
Several vehicles are seen driving past or near the scene during the altercation.
Two men described as suspects were being sought in connection to the possible kidnapping, the Sheriff’s Department said on Saturday.
Additional information, and a description of those involved was not made available.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Bureau at 562-946-7010.