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Gunman surrenders after deputies swarm Bellflower neighborhood

September 18, 2013|By Joseph Serna
  • Map shows location of where reports of gunshots were made in the 17600 block of Virginia Avenue in Bellflower.
Map shows location of where reports of gunshots were made in the 17600 block… (Google Maps )

Residents in a Bellflower neighborhood were told to stay indoors Wednesday afternoon after reports of gunshots.

About 1:10 p.m., a person called 911 from a home in the 17600 block of Virginia Avenue then hung up, but not before the dispatcher heard a woman screaming and indications that a gun could be involved, Sheriff’s Sgt. David Sprengel said.

Deputies, including the SWAT team, rushed to the area and heard several shots and locked down the neighborhood.

The female 911 caller and possibly one other person fled from the home as authorities showed up, leaving the gunman inside alone, Sprengel said. The incident appeared to be domestic in nature, he said.

The gunman surrendered about 2 p.m. without incident. No one was shot. The gunman is being detained and will probably be booked on suspicion of assault and possibly other charges, Sprengel said. The woman was treated at the scene for a minor injury by paramedics and released.

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Joseph.serna@latimes.com

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