Responding officers immediately established a search perimeter that included a stretch of Washington Place  (Photos by Mia Duncans)

Responding officers immediately established a search perimeter that included a stretch of Washington Place
(Photos by Mia Duncans)

A shooting on Friday morning near the corner of Centinela Avenue and Washington Place triggered a massive police search for the suspect that spanned multiple blocks for several hours but ended without an arrest.

Police on the scene “had three people of interest detained, however no one was arrested and detectives are still investigating,” LAPD officer Jane Kim said.

The shooting occurred at 11:27 a.m., LAPD officer Jack Richter said. The suspect, described by police as a young Latino wearing black clothing, was believed to have at least initially fled the scene on foot.

“A male Hispanic approached another man on the street, shot him and ran off,” Richter said.

At the scene, Detective John Skaggs said the shooting occurred in front of an apartment complex on Washington Place between Wasatch and Colonial avenues.

Skaggs said the search involved a perimeter that stretched at least three blocks by three blocks.

— Joe Piasecki and Elliot Stiller

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