Three suspects were arrested Saturday when police officers were called to a gang party in the Green Meadows area of South Los Angeles and the suspects fled, discarding guns along the way, authorities said.
The incident was reported about 7:15 p.m. at 98th Street and Avalon Boulevard, Sgt. James Linder of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southeast Station said.
Three suspects led officers on a foot pursuit, discarding guns as they ran, including a gun dropped as they ran through a child’s birthday party, Linder said.
A crowd estimated at more than 100 people formed and officers from around the area responded for crowd control, he said. A taser and beanbags were used to take the three suspects into custody.
Officers from the LAPD’s 77th Street Station struck a pedestrian crossing 89th Street and Avalon Boulevard in an unmarked crosswalk as they responded to assist with crowd control, Sgt. B. Peterson of the LAPD’s South Traffic Division said.
The victim — whose age was not released — suffered multiple facial fractures and was taken to a hospital with stable vital signs, she said.