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by: Erika Martin, with additional reporting from KTLA’s Nidia Becerra
Police opened fire at the busy corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue Thursday morning, officials said.
Officers were responding around 11:20 a.m. to a report of a man with a gun at the bustling Hollywood intersection when at least one of them opened fire, said Officer Lizeth Lomeli, a Los Angeles police spokesperson.
It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was struck.
Bystander video captured during the aftermath showed police vehicles blocking the intersection, which is lined with several museums, theaters and a shopping mall popular among tourists.
Police tape could be seen surrounding a McDonald’s just east of the intersection in aerial video from Sky5.
Police were responding to investigate, and no further details were immediately available.
Check back for updates on this developing story.
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