3RD UPDATE, 16:20: Police officers in Los Angeles say "there is no evidence of shootings or victims" at the Westfield Century City mall and they tell people still inside that they can "go out quietly from the position ". "
2ND UPDATE, 14:15: The LAPD confirmed that there is no active shooter but is investigating a suspicious package. shopping mall continues to be blocked.
"Please be patient in / around the Century City Mall", wrote the LAPD in an update on Twitter. "No shooter active at the moment, however the agents are looking for a suspicious package in the mall and must guarantee security to all. Please be careful and respectful of each other and we are all safe! "
UPDATED, 13:44 : Police now say he is answering "man with a gun" calls, correcting previous tweets about "active shooter".
PREVIOUS: The LA police are answering calls from one active shooter at Westfield Century City shopping center. Officers were cleaning buildings and telling people to evacuate or take shelter on site. LAPD so far reports "no evidence of shootings or victims."
Police were also investigating a package suspect a The & # 39; inside.
The first calls arrived at around 12:45 pm Local media report that a man with a gun was seen on video surveillance. He is described as a man in late adolescence. No word on whether he stays on the scene or has escaped. For now the research seems to be centered on the Bloomingdale's building in the large shopping center, which also houses the AMC Century City 15 multiplex.
The situation is running out during busy lunch hours in an area close to several entertainment companies including CAA, ICM Partners, A & E Networks and Ziffren Brittenham.
Video from the scene shows police vehicles posted at all entrances to the mall, and the surrounding streets – Santa Monica Boulevard, Avenue of the Stars, Century Park West and Constellation Boulevard – seem to be closed, but this has not been confirmed .
Coincidentally, the LAPD is scheduled to perform a large-scale active shooter exercise on Saturday at City Hall.
The news comes the day after at least 49 people were killed in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The bandit has livestreamed the assault on Facebook.