Multiple people were arrested Friday evening when sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a shooting in West Hollywood.
The shooting was reported about 6 p.m. on Melrose Avenue between San Vicente Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard, according to Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Neighbors told KCAL9 a group of young people were at the corner shortly before the shooting.
“All of a sudden we heard seven gunshots, and then police fled down the street kind of immediately,” witness Matthew Jones said. “After a few moments, there was this BMW that sped by, clipped two cars to go toward the scene, and then just sped away.”
People were advised to avoid that stretch of Melrose Avenue, along with Huntley Drive between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, according to the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station.
Multiple people were taken into custody in the area, KCAL9 reported, but their involvement in the shooting was not immediately clear.
One business was struck by the gunfire, according to KCAL9.
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