REPORT: SHOT FIRED AT PRO-TRUMP CARAVAN IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY
DEVELOPING STORY: Shots were fired at a pro-Trump caravan making its way through Woodland Hills in Los Angeles County.
It happened one day after a pro-Trump supporter was killed in the streets of Portland, Oregon after a separate caravan rally.
KNX reporter Emily Valdez reports that the shots were fired from an apartment window on Ventura Blvd. Fortunately, there were no injuries. However, she reported that a tire on one of the vehicles was blown out.
A Los Angeles Daily News reporter said he was told by police that three men were throwing bottles at the caravan from a nearby building.
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“Moments later, someone called police saying the men had brandished a firearm and fired at least once at the caravan,” LAPD spokesman William Cooper told the newspaper.
Prior to the shooting video showed a number of cars and trucks driving through the area adorned with American flags and Trump 2020 flags. It appeared to be a festive mood.
The suspect is reportedly barricaded inside the apartment, the news radio station reports.
The Todd Starnes Show team has compiled video footage of what happened below:
Breaking: SWAT Called out in Woodland Hills after someone from an apartment on #VenturaBoulevard shoots at pro-Trump caravan of cars. Tire on vehicle was shot out. No injuries. Suspect barricaded in apartment, per LAPD. @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/w5ait7kCqJ
— Emily Valdez KNX 1070 (@EmilyValdezKNX) August 30, 2020
What looks like more than 100 cars filled with Trump supporters caravaning & honking their way down a 10-mile stretch of Ventura Blvd from Woodland Hills to Studio City pic.twitter.com/2tgN4zUcAL
— Josie Huang (@josie_huang) August 30, 2020
Pro-Trump Rally and caravan just began in in Woodland Hills – some 700 cars are now heading East along Ventura Blvd. pic.twitter.com/OIW31HJ895
— Chelsea Edwards (@_chelseaedwards) August 30, 2020
MAGA rally in Woodland Hills, CA (San Fernando Valley) Sunday morning. Pickup trucks flying flags, lots of honking and yelling. Yet traffic was not blocked. They took over the parking lot of Taft High School. Police presence included cars and helicopters. So far, no violence. pic.twitter.com/11dMxv6WKd
— Wade B. Ward – Who Was That Masked Man? (@WadeBWard) August 30, 2020
Shots fired on Ventura Blvd and De Roja in Woodland Hills. I heard there was a trump gathering there. pic.twitter.com/3d1Kzm5dgI
— Mimi ?????? (@1Cubanspitfire) August 30, 2020
I just got off the phone with LAPD — spokesman says three men in a building at 20500 block of Ventura Boulevard were throwing bottles at the pro Trump caravan.
One then may have pulled out a gun and fired a shot toward the caravan. No one injured. SWAT on the way. https://t.co/0Yqwd8lSnu
— Josh Cain (@joshpcain) August 30, 2020