Los Angeles Police Department officers fatally shot a person in Hollywood Saturday, the department’s second shooting in two days.
The shooting occurred at 2:37 p.m. at Sunset Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, said Officer Rosario Cervantes of the Media Relations Section. Cervantes could not immediately provide details.
A dispatcher in the LAPD’s Operations Center confirmed the shooting was fatal.
Video from the scene showed a white shelter beside a patrol car. Broadcast media earlier reported a body was under a white sheet.
Sunset Boulevard was shut down in the area for the investigation.
Early Friday, officers investigating a call about a man armed with knife in the Valley Village early Friday shot and wounded the suspect.
The shooting was reported around 2:30 a.m. Friday in the 5200 block of Whitsett Avenue, near Magnolia Boulevard, police said
“Officers responded to a call of a man armed (with) a knife,” police said in a statement.
“When they encountered the man, they used less lethal munitions which were not effective (and) an OIS (officer-involved shooting) occurred. The man was struck by gunfire (and) taken to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.”
No other injuries were reported, police said. A knife was recovered at the scene.
Officers found the suspect on a sidewalk after he apparently fell from a balcony, still holding a knife, Fox11 reported.