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Quick LAPD response thwarts U-Haul escape, arrests man who fired gun in Koreatown

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A 51-year-old man is in custody in connection with a shooting in LA Koreatown and police are continuing their investigation of the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Los Angeles Police Department officers from the department’s Olympic Division responded at 10:20 p.m. on March 18 to the 800 block of South Mariposa Avenue, near Eighth Street, regarding a shots fired call, LAPD Officer Tony Im told City News Service.

Officers found the victim, a 20-year-old man, who told them the suspect fired several shots at him before driving away from the scene in a U-Haul box truck.


Police quickly located the suspect in the U-Haul one block away on Normandie Avenue and took him into custody, according to reports from the scene.

The victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition, an LAPD spokeswoman told City News Service.

[City News Service]