Police responded to two separate disturbance calls in South L.A. Friday night and were searching for an armed man in relation to one incident, authorities said.
A Los Angeles Police Department officer asked for assistance around 10 p.m. near South Main Street and West 74th Street (map), Officer Nuria Vanegas said.
It was unclear why the officer needed help, but police began searching for an armed man in the area. He was described as black, 16 to 20 years old, wearing a light blue shirt and blue jeans.
In a second incident, another officer asked for assistance near Hickory Street and East 92nd Street (map) around 9:30 p.m.
At least a dozen officers and patrol cars could be seen attempting to break up a group of gang members, Sky5 aerial video showed and LAPD Sgt. Angela McGee confirmed.
Four people were detained and held on gun-related charges, McGee said.
An investigation was ongoing.
Video of the incident near Hickory Street and East 92nd Street: