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Police Standoff in Vermont Knolls Neighborhood of South L.A. Ends Without Arrest

Uniformed officers walk through the scene in the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Vermont Knolls, where a person was fatally shot, on Aug. 29, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Uniformed officers walk through the scene in the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Vermont Knolls, where a person was fatally shot, on Aug. 29, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Police were in a standoff as they sought a suspect linked to a deadly shooting in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles Thursday afternoon, but ultimately made no arrests, officials said.

Officers were called to West 75th and South Flower streets at 11:23 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison said. The response turned into a homicide investigation for a male victim. His age and identity have not been released.

Then, just after 3:30 p.m., police advised people to stay clear of the area as SWAT was called in.

It’s not clear if the person barricaded is the suspected shooter.

Also Thursday afternoon, LAPD said just before 3 p.m. that another shooting was reported near West 84th and Hoover streets, also in the Vermont Knolls area. That incident was just a mile from the scene of the fatal shooting. Officials later said no victim was found although there is evidence of a shooting.

Local hospitals were being told to call LAPD if a gunshot wound victim seeks medical attention, police said.

No further details have been released about either incident and police have not said whether there’s any possible connection between the two.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang and Brian Day contributed to this report. 

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