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Reported Gunshots in Eagle Rock Cause LAPD Search

A teenager is seen running after witnesses report an argument on Glen Aylsa Avenue Saturday night, police say.

Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to reports of gunshots in Eagle Rock late Saturday night and searched for a teenager suspected to be responsible for firing the shots.

Witnesses reported hearing an argument and gunshots before seeing a vehicle of an unknown make speed away from the area around 1577 Glen Aylsa Ave. (between Townsend Avenue and Floristan Avenue, south of Colorado Boulevard), according to LAPD Sgt. Wayne Guillary of the Northeast Community Police Station.

An LAPD gang unit that rushed to the area at 11:06 p.m. requested additional police units after seeing the shooter running away, Guillary said. Guillary described the shooter as 15 years to 19 years old and dressed in a plaid shirt and dark jeans. The shooter also threw a baseball cap of an unknown color as he ran, Guillary said.

Police units, aided by a helicopter, set up a perimeter to look for the shooter but could not find him, Guillary said, adding that the search was subsequently called off.

Eagle Rock Patch will update this story as more infomation is available.

Nelson R Grande II July 31, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Thank you, Rachel. And that is my point. It was a very large presence for only Alleged gunshots involving one teenager. Who created more ruckus? Fireworks or a fleet of very loud sirens? The fireworks didn't wake up my family. The Helicopter did.
AFG July 31, 2012 at 03:30 AM
If the PD believes that there is a threat to others they are obligated to search for the perpetrator. What if it had turned out that it was gunshots and they didn't go looking for him, then wouldn't we all be mad because they did nothing? Just a thought.
Nelson R Grande II July 31, 2012 at 07:53 AM
I honestly respect your opinion. I don't think there is a 'right' answer for this. I truly have only an opinion as well. Having stated that, I don't feel the LAPD is 'obligated' to do anything more than what the People want. If the People don't want them in their neighborhood, then that should be the decision of the People, not the LAPD. On that note, I PERSONALLY feel the LAPD overreacted to the incident. Yes, we want them around to protect folks when in need. But, the amount of Police presence seemed to be at an imbalance to the incident. I'm not stating that we should forget the LAPD and let the defenseless defend themselves. I'm simply stating my opinion on the amount of Sirens and Helicopter noise over ALLEGED gunshots which turned out to be nothing more than fireworks.
Marcus July 31, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Its a difficult situation. One person's assessment might be fireworks, while another's might be gunfire. I like to think I can tell the difference, but thankful we have a trained (if too much military styled) Police force prepared to deal with an ugly situation.
Valerie Ozeta August 12, 2012 at 05:55 PM
We had fireworks and firecrackers on Ellenwood and FairPark last night. Nobody seemed to notice and they went on for quite awhile. We dont seem to get any response from LAPD until something is really out there. . . . . Id like to see a more regular response to the high number of new homeless that are clearly not local nor shall we say stable Since it takes a village maybe the village needs to get together to discuss this problem. LAPD cant respond until something drastic and why wait for that to occur...

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