A witness saw a group of approximately 12 males near Main and Horizon walking, passing a gun amongst themselves, and then one put the gun in his waistband. Apparently as they were walking he was flashing the gun. The witness called LAPD, and an air unit was immediately dispatched, a perimeter was set and the suspects fled in different directions. The one identified as flashing the gun was caught at Main and Grand Ave. He threw the gun when he fled, and the 9mm handgun was retrieved a few blocks away.
Two males from the group were captured and identified by witnesses. They are from the Mid City area, one of the youths was on parole. LAPD acted swiftly, was organized and had a perimeter set and the suspects and weapon were captured very quickly, on a busy Summer day. Exceptional work by our local beach officers, patrol units and especially Airship 10 for keeping the streets safe! (WHEN YOU AREN'T HARASSING MATT DOWD FOR SELLING $1 INCENSE OR A GUY PLAYING CELLO!)
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