The North Hollywood Shootout

 

Los Angeles in the 1990’s was a volatile time in both the city and state’s history. The LA Riots, Northridge Earthquake, and the North Hollywood Shootout were front in center to both the communities involved, and the round the clock news coverage for the world to see.

Photo: LA Daily News

Photo: LA Daily News

On the morning of February 28, 1997, Larry Phillips Jr. and Emil Matasareanu burst into the Bank of America located at 6600 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, CA. The body armored bank robbers took a little more than $300,000 and shot their way out.

The shootout lasted 44 minutes, over 2000 rounds were fired, and is one of the longest and most intense shootouts in US history. Hear the whole story on Ghost Town.

Photo: Daily News

Photo: Daily News