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LASD statement on gunshot at West Hollywood pro-Israel rally

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July 14, 2014 | 11:56 am

<em>An altercation between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian protestors took place at a community solidarity rally on Sunday, July 13. Photo by  Aliya Slepkov-Dror.</em>

An altercation between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian protestors took place at a community solidarity rally on Sunday, July 13. Photo by Aliya Slepkov-Dror.

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, responded to the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Veteran Avenue, Los Angeles, to investigate the circumstances surrounding a Federal Protective Service (FPS) officer-involved shooting (non-hit).

On Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 5:45pm, a protest near the Los Angeles Federal Building (11000 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles) was nearing its conclusion when a verbal and physical altercation ensued between the occupants of two vehicles that were leaving the area of Wilshire Boulevard and Veteran Avenue, Los Angeles.

Several of the occupants in one of the vehicles were then assaulted by the suspects in the second vehicle. An FPS officer, having witnessed the assault, intervened and an officer-involved (non-hit) shooting occurred.

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detained the suspects, and four were subsequently arrested.

There were no injuries.

No LASD personnel were involved.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, Lieutenant White, at (310) 855-8850. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

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