Suspect fires rifle from apartment window across from Walk of Fame at Vicente Fernández Memorial
Terrifying moment, gunshots rang out across the Hollywood Walk of Fame after a “sniper aimed from his apartment window at the crowd gathered for a memorial to Mexican singer Vicente Fernández star” – before the cops storm the building and arrest the suspect
- Los Angeles Police have confirmed a male suspect was in custody after five to six shots were fired from an apartment window on the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard
- The shots were fired shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday as a memorial to the late Mexican singer Vicente Fernández was held
- Photos at the scene showed a glass door that was smashed after being hit by a bullet
- There were no injuries or deaths, and the shooter’s motive remains uncertain.
A “sniper” targeted the crowd on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Sunday night with a handgun during a vigil against the star of late Mexican singer Vicente Fernández.
A dozen officers were seen storming the residential building where the suspect allegedly fired from his own apartment window after four or five shots rang out.
Witnesses report seeing someone holding a handgun in the window moments after the shooter opened fire.
The suspect, who has not yet been named, has been arrested. Their motive is still undecided
Los Angeles Police Sgt. Andrew Dineen of the Hollywood division told the Los Angeles Daily News that the suspect will likely face an assault with a lethal weapon or charges of shooting at an inhabited building.
There were no deaths or injuries.
Cell phone footage captured the moment the peaceful vigil, which saw people singing to music by Fernández, was interrupted by gunfire around 7 p.m. Sunday.
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Photos at the scene showed a glass door that was smashed after being hit by a bullet
Police cleared the area and were seen setting up a perimeter around the area, with several units placed on the rooftops of surrounding buildings
Police gathered outside the building on Hollywood Boulevard where shots were fired on Friday
Shocking footage captured the terrifying moment gunshots rang out as mourners gathered in front of a loudspeaker on Hollywood Boulevard singing to the music of Fernández
Police arrested a suspect after firing shots from his apartment window across from the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on Sunday
Members of the crowd looked momentarily stunned before taking cover as at least four shots rang out in rapid succession.
Several press teams were on the Walk of Fame to cover the Fernández fans gathered in his honor, including ABC7’s Leanne Suter who tweeted shortly after gunfire broke out:
“We heard 4 to 5 gunshots. A bullet smashed through a glass door across the street.
At least one bullet smashed the door of a luxury building in front of the shooter.
Police evacuated the area and surrounded the apartment building in the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard as police helicopters flew overhead.
The shooting took place in front of the star of Vicente Fernández, the beloved Mexican singer who has died today at the age of 81.
Fans and press teams gathered on Hollywood Boulevard to star Vicente Fernández, the beloved Mexican singer and winner of three Grammys and nine Latin Grammys, who has died today at the age of 81.
The cops set up a perimeter around the area, with several armed units placed on the rooftops of surrounding buildings, until they could barge in and arrest the suspect, CBS Los Angeles reported.
Fans and press teams gathered on Hollywood Boulevard to star Fernández, the beloved Mexican singer and winner of three Grammys and nine Latin Grammys, who has died today at the age of 81.
Fernández, also known by his nickname “Chente”, died at 6:15 a.m. in a hospital in Jalisco state, his family said. Plans for the funeral have not been announced.
Fernández has sold over 50 million records and appeared in over 30 films. In April 2016, he said goodbye to the stage in front of around 85,000 people at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City.