1 Dead After Shooting at Downtown L.A. Apartment Complex: Police

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A man died after a shooting at a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex Saturday afternoon, police said.

LAPD vehicles block a street near the scene of a fatal shooting in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

LAPD vehicles block a street near the scene of a fatal shooting in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Los Angeles Police officials responded to a call of someone hearing three gunshots about 2:15 p.m. at the Gas Company Lofts building in the 800 block of South Flower Street.

A 25-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Capt. Don Graham told the Los Angeles Times that the victim was found in a second-floor hallway of the luxury complex.

A heavy police presence was reported in the area after the shooting as police searched for the gunman floor by floor.

Police believe the shooter apparently left the scene, according to the newspaper. No arrests have been made in the shooting.

Investigators are working to determine what led up to the incident.

Steve David, who lives down the hall from where the shooting occurred, said he heard three shots, and while his wife thought they were fireworks, he was convinced they were gunshots.

“I went downstairs into the lobby, the elevator opened up and I had a SWAT team, actually a guy pointed an AR-15 at me, and I knew something big happened,” David said.

“It’s a really safe place. We’ve been here almost nine years and never anything. Homicide, in our building, around the hall from me? No way.”

A man who lives in the building and only wanted to be identified as Dave, said he heard three shots and then saw police respond to the area a few minutes later. His girlfriend went to the hallway to see what was going on and was confronted by a police officer who told her to go back inside, Dave said.

KTLA's Meghan McMonigle and Irving Last contributed to this story.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly indicated that another person had been injured.  

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