Shooting in downtown Los Angeles leaves 4 people in custody and injures a valet parking employee

Officials reported that four individuals were taken into custody after a police chase from downtown Los Angeles to Compton overnight following a suspected gang-related shooting.

The first incident started when patrol officers from the Los Angeles Police Department drove by and saw a shooting taking place near the intersection of West Olympic Boulevard and South Broadway in downtown LA.

An innocent valet parking attendant was wounded in the leg by one of the errant gunshots. He was transferred to the hospital, where he is anticipated to fully recover, according to the authorities.

The suspects were travelling in a BMW SUV, and when the authorities attempted to pull the SUV over, the suspects refused, leading to a pursuit. 

The suspects led police for roughly 12 miles before reaching the 110 Freeway. At West Piru Street and North Parmalee Avenue in Compton, they made their way off the freeway and into a residential neighbourhood.

Lockdown was imposed in the area when the suspects abandoned the SUV and fled. K9 teams and an LAPD helicopter were sent out to help find the culprits.

After the culprits were taken into custody, the lockdown was lifted.

The inquiry is still ongoing.

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