Jake Gyllenhaal Witnesses Gang Shooting During LAPD Ride-Along
Posted on Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:22 AM PDT

jgyllenhaal071411_230.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Jake Gyllenhaal got more than he bargained for when he witnessed a gang shooting during a ride-along with the Los Angeles Police Department.

The LAPD confirmed that a gang member shot a rival Wednesday night, with the latter being hospitalized for bullet wounds on his arm and above his lip, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Gyllenhaal has been shadowing the LAPD with fellow actor Michael Pena to better understand police work for their upcoming drama End of Watch, which focuses on two cops' partnership and long-term friendship.

"Jake is doing research for End of Watch and has been amazed by the professionalism of the LAPD," his rep told ET.

See the video of the police investigation here:

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The footage can also be seen on Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, July 14.

End of Watch is expected in theaters in 2012.