LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Firefighters responding to a house fire in the Harbor Gateway area were forced back after hearing gunshots ring out Monday morning.
Firefighters were on the scene of a fire on 154th Street near Orchard just before 5 a.m. in response to a structure fire. As they put out the fire, five to six gunshots rang out, forcing firefighters to drop their equipment and take cover.
Police report at least one person is dead and the shooter is still inside the home. It’s not clear if anyone else is inside the home.
#StructureFire; 4:30AM; 15400 S ORCHARD AV; https://t.co/MO7AnUA8z2; Gardena; 49 Firefighters extinguished a fire inside a two-story home in just 12 minutes; The American Red Cross has responded to assist 4 adults and … https://t.co/9B4NEsItqi— LAFD (@LAFD) April 24, 2018
Update #StructureFire; 4:30AM; 15400 S ORCHARD AV; #Gardena; Subsequent to the structure fire being extinguished, shots were fired on-scene; This is now a barricaded suspect incident; LAPD is on-scene and will be handling all … https://t.co/dh2R5gjBEf— LAFD (@LAFD) April 24, 2018