Two males have been arrested and a number of other police automobiles have been vandalized throughout a conflict that started Wednesday night time between police and group members at Nickerson Gardens housing challenge in Watts, authorities stated.

Police arrested Stanley Walton on suspicion of carrying a gun as an ex-convict, and Zach Randolf on suspicion of possession of marijuana on the market, stated Los Angeles Police Officer Liliana Preciado, a division spokeswoman.

5 police automobiles and one sheriff’s car have been vandalized with smashed home windows and slashed tires, Preciado stated. No officers have been injured. Police additionally recovered two weapons, impounded two automobiles and impounded narcotics, she stated.

A gang unit was within the space — close to 112th Road and Zamora Avenue — round 10:20 p.m. Wednesday once they noticed a big crowd that was consuming, smoking marijuana, enjoying loud music and blocking the street, Preciado stated.

Officers chased the group and detained two males. As they have been detaining the lads, the gang grew, turning into agitated and surrounding the officers, Preciado stated.

Police models and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies responded and shaped skirmish strains to disperse the gang, she stated. Police left the situation round 1 a.m.

“There have been no incidents because the skirmish strains have been ongoing,” Preciado stated.

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