A Los Angeles Police Department officer returned fire Friday afternoon after a woman allegedly shot at officers responding to a robbery in progress in downtown Los Angeles, but no one was injured.
Officers were flagged down by Business Improvement District security personnel, who reported a robbery in progress near 11th and Main streets, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“We can confirm the female suspect fired at officers … at least one round fired by the suspect appears to have struck the front hood of the officer’s patrol vehicle,” police wrote on Twitter. No officers were injured, and at least one officer returned fire about 2:30 p.m.
The suspect, described as a woman in her 30s, was not struck, and she was taken into custody, according to police.
ABC7 reported that at least two storefront windows in the area were smashed, possibly by gunfire.
Police urged the public to avoid the area and “expect heavy police presence and traffic delays for several hours.”
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