A barricaded suspect remained holed up inside a Valinda home Sunday in a standoff that was approaching 38 hours long.
The incident began shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday in the 16900 block of Wing Lane, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The location is just west of North Azusa Avenue near the City of Industry.
Deputies initially responded to the area on a report of a person firing shots at pedestrians, ABC7 reported.
Sheriff’s officials said deputies responding to the area came under fire, prompting them to shoot back. The suspect then barricaded inside a home in the area. The department’s Special Enforcement Bureau was called to assist deputies as the standoff dragged into the evening.
It was still ongoing as of 4:20 a.m. Sunday.
“At this time, residents are still unable to access the crime area,” the LASD said. “We urge everyone to stay away from the area for precaution and their safety.”
Sheriff Robert Luna visited with displaced residents Saturday afternoon and tweeted: ” I understand this is a difficult time for the #Valinda community & appreciate the public’s patience. Thank you to @RedCrossLA.”
One woman was taken to a hospital from the scene with injuries unrelated to the shooting, sheriff’s officials said. The woman’s condition was unclear, as were the nature of her injuries. No other injuries were reported.
The sheriff’s Industry station coordinated with the La Puente School Police and the Red Cross to provide temporary accommodations at Workman High School, at 16303 Temple Ave. in Industry, for residents who were temporarily displaced during the barricade.
The Red Cross can be reached at 800-675-5799.