|Image via Wikipedia|
|This is an LAPD Helicopter.|
April 24, 2011
Van Nuys, CA
What a awful way to start the most holy day of the year.
An LAPD Helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing this morning at around 6 a.m. after it was reportedly hit by bullets from a gunman or gunmen in a Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley this Easter morning. What the heck is wrong with people?
Police dispatchers received a call of shots being fired near the area of Densmore Avenue and Saticoy Street. When an Los Angeles Police Department helicopter was deployed to the area, along with several patrol units, a suspect began shooting at the chopper. It was forced to make an emergency landing at the nearby Van Nuys Airport.
|Area of Saticoy and Dunsmore that is the scene of the LAPD investigation. Google Maps.|
The entire neighborhood has been surrounded by members of the LAPD Swat Team, apartments and houses have been evacuated, and it tear gas has been reportedly fired into a location where one of the suspect or suspects are allegedly "holed up."
My heart goes out to everyone in the area. What a scary Easter for everyone in Van Nuys.
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