2 Handguns Recovered After Shooting Man Barricades Himself Inside Norwalk Home; Suspect Remains Outstanding

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Two handguns were recovered after a shooting suspect barricaded himself inside a Norwalk home Monday morning, but the man continued to elude authorities, officials said.

"All done. Neighborhood safe. Investigation continues," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials tweeted after the hours-long situation.

Authorities later tweeted that the man remained outstanding. Sgt. Vince Plair told KTLA that authorities believed the man was barricaded inside a converted garage, but he "could have slipped out" at one point while they were investigating.

He added that there is still an active search for the man.

Authorities responded to a shots fired call about 1 a.m. A sheriff's helicopter was overhead and spotted a car matching the description of the suspect, Sgt. Vince Plair told KTLA.

The man led authorities to the 14500 block of Claressa Avenue, where he allegedly got out of the car, ran through a yard and went into the converted garage, Plair said.

Authorities searched the man's car, described as a dark-colored Honda Civic, and found a loaded gun inside. They learned that a vacant business at 13303 Rosecrans Avenue had been shot at, and the man is believed to have been responsible, authorities said in an updated news release.

Authorities used flash bangs and other resources to try and get the man out. Sheriff's officials encouraged residents to stay indoors during the ordeal.

The man is described as being in his 30s. He was last seen wearing a gray tank top and dark pants.

After he got away, authorities found another gun in a shed on the property where he was allegedly barricaded, Plair said.

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