LAPD officers deployed K9 units in a residential neighborhood in Boyle Heights on Tuesday evening, in search of an armed suspect who reportedly fired several rounds in the area.

Captain Martin Baeza, of the Hollenbeck Division, warned in a Twitter message that the area near Mott and Folsom Streets was an active perimeter and asked that residents stay away:

Active perimeter Mott&Folsom; K9 search for a man with a gun who fired several rounds, no injuries, stay clear of the area

— Martin A. Baeza (@LAPD_CaptBaeza) August 17, 2016

There were unconfirmed reports that LAPD officers fired at the suspect.

A video posted on Twitter showed police activity in the area, including a helicopter flying overhead:

The #BoyleHeights streets continue to be active ????#LAPD????????????????

— Erik (@ErikSarni1) August 17, 2016

Shortly before midnight, Baeza published another Twitter indicating that three “suspected gang members involved in a drive-by shooting had been arrested, but it was not clear if that was related to the Mott and Folsom situation:

TY for your patience and support, 3 suspected Gang members involved in a drive by shooting in custody #stoptheviolence #bluehere4you

— Martin A. Baeza (@LAPD_CaptBaeza) August 17, 2016

Photo above: screen grab from Twitter video by user Erik Sarni.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information is available.

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