A woman was hospitalized with gunshot wounds Friday in a shooting that sparked a confrontation with police at a West Hollywood apartment.
Details on the condition of the injured victim and the motive for the shooting were not immediately available.
The shooting was reported around 10 a.m. in the 7000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard.
Deputies responded to the apartment after residents reported violent shouting and beatings, the sheriff’s department said. Officers found a woman in her 50s with two gunshot wounds.
Several bullet holes were in the victim’s front door. The bullets appeared to have been fired from the apartment opposite that of the victim.
The shooter is believed to be locked inside the apartment complex. A Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department helicopter landed on the street to deploy more SWAT officers to the standoff.
The streets in the neighborhood are closed.