Man Shoots Dozens of Rounds From Top of California Apartment Building

Man Shoots Dozens of Rounds From Top of California Apartment Building

Multiple law enforcement and first responder agencies participate in an active shooter exercise in La Mirada, Calif., in a file photo. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

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4/14/2024

Updated: 4/14/2024

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MARINA DEL REY, Calif.—A man was arrested April 14 after allegedly firing dozens of rounds from the rooftop of a Marina del Rey apartment building while live-streaming his actions on social media.
The initial shooting was reported at 10:15 p.m. Saturday at the Marina 41 Apartments in the 4100 block of Via Marina, authorities said.
No injuries were reported.
Marina 41 Apartments in Marina Del Rey, Calif., in December 2022. (Google Maps/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

Marina 41 Apartments in Marina Del Rey, Calif., in December 2022. (Google Maps/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

“Deputies from the Marina del Rey station responded to a call for service regarding gunshots heard from inside the apartment complex,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. “When deputies arrived ... they heard active gunfire at the location.”
Deputies closed surrounding streets including Via Dolce and Via Marina south of Washington Boulevard and urged nearby residents to shelter in place, according to Sgt. Tim Gannon of the sheriff’s Marina del Rey station.
“An LASD Aero unit observed a male suspect on the roof of the location firing rounds from a rifle,” a department statement said. “Additional personnel from other stations and agencies responded, including four Bearcat vehicles.”
Witnesses said the shooter was armed with several firearms, including AR-15 rifles and multiple pistols along with ammunition. He allegedly reloaded multiple times while firing at passersby and responding officers, and witnesses said he fired between 30 and 50 rounds in all.
“An arrest team was assembled, and the suspect was located and taken into custody without further incident at approximately 1 a.m. [Sunday],” the department said.
Authorities have not released the man’s name, but bystanders said the shooter is a 41-year-old self-employed chef who specializes in “organic traditional Vietnamese cuisine.”
Deputies were canvassing the area for evidence, witnesses and potential victims. Anyone with information about the suspect or the shootings was urged to contact the Marina del Rey sheriff’s station at 310-482-6000.
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