Several roads were closed as authorities investigated a police shooting in Van Nuys.
According to officials with the Los Angeles Police Department, officers spotted a known suspect, only described as a man his 40s, on a bicycle in the area of Tyrone Avenue and Victory Boulevard at around 3:40 p.m.
“Officers attempted to detain the suspect, as they were doing so, they observed the suspect with a firearm at which time an officer involved shooting occurred,” LAPD said. “The suspect fled on foot southbound on Tyrone toward Victory Blvd when a second officer involved shooting occurred.”
That’s when authorities said the man was hit by gunfire and taken into custody. He was then taken to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
No officers or bystanders were injured during the incident. The suspect’s firearm was recovered at the scene, police said.
People were urged to avoid the area around Victory Boulevard and Tyrone Avenue while police gathered evidence and worked to clear the scene.