Barricade Involving Possible Armed Suspect in Progress in East Los Angeles

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EAST LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A barricade involving law enforcement personnel and a potentially armed suspect was in progress Wednesday at a residence in East Los Angeles following reports of a possible shooting.

The standoff began about 8:40 a.m. in the 1200 block of South Brannick Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

It was unclear if anyone was injured. Paramedics were sent to the scene as a precaution at the request of law enforcement, according to the fire department.

According to the sheriff's department, deputies were sent to the residence on a burglary call and heard possible gunshots from inside the building and requested a SWAT team.

Some evacuations were ordered, and a standoff ensued involving the possibly armed suspect, who was believed to be alone inside the location, the sheriff's department reported. The standoff was continuing late Wednesday morning.

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