LAPD responding to armed, barricaded suspect in Sylmar

Location map of Sylmar neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Location of a male suspect in the Sylmar neighborhood of Los Angeles.

SWAT officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were responding Monday afternoon to a report of a barricaded man with a gun in Sylmar, authorities said.

About 1:30 p.m., officers received a report of a shooting in the 13200 block of Bromont Avenue, said Officer Tony Im, an LAPD spokesman.

A suspect, believed to be armed, was barricaded in a residence on the street, Im said. A SWAT team and a public information officer were responding, he said.

No injuries had been reported as of Monday afternoon.

LAPD detectives, meanwhile, were investigating another shooting in El Sereno. Officers had responded about 2 p.m. to a reported shooting near the intersection of North Eastern Avenue and Gambier Street, Im said.


Details of the incident were scarce, but Im said a potential suspect was detained about 20 minutes after the officers responded to the scene.

No shooting victims had been reported in the El Sereno incident as of Monday afternoon.