Photo: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña
The actors were in a ride-along with LAPD officers, as part of role research for an upcoming police drama when they faced a real crime drama that LAPD faces everyday.
The Hollywood actors were studying Sgt. Tammy Bowen’s every move as part of their character research for the upcoming film “End of Watch,” Wednesday night; suddenly, shots were fired at Van Ness Park in the 5700 block of South 2nd Avenue, and the actors got a taste of a real life police drama situation.
The victim, grazed by bullets in the lip and arm, refused to cooperate with the officers, reason why no arrests were made, nor suspects identified. The incident was written off as gang related violence.