Photo by Ken (Guns & Ammo 2  Uploaded by ShakataGaNai) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Ken (Guns & Ammo 2 Uploaded by ShakataGaNai) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

A man apparently shot and killed himself in South Los Angeles on Sunday after he exchanged gunfire with officers responding to a call of an armed suspect, police said.

Officers responding at 6:13 a.m. to the 6600 block of Denver Avenue were confronted by the suspect, who fired at them, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eisenman said.

The officers returned fire, but it was unknown if the suspect was struck, she said.

He was contained in a perimeter when a gunshot rang out, Eisenman said, adding “it appeared he took his own life.”

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

No officers were hurt.

Another man man was killed Sunday in an officer-involved shooting in Van Nuys after police responded to a call of a man with a knife, authorities said.

The call came in at 3:15 p.m. in the area of Victory Boulevard and Haskell Avenue, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.

No officers were injured. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Eisenman said.

In Inglewood, a man about 40 years old was shot dead in the parking lot of a restaurant, authorities said.

Officers were dispatched to the scene of the shooting at Yoshinoya, 10025 Hawthorne Blvd., at 3:57 a.m., said Inglewood police Lt. Neal Cochran.

A representative from the coroner’s office was sent to the location at 8:35 a.m., coroner’s Lt. Fred Corral said.

Corral said the shooting victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cochran said police chased three suspects, who bailed out of a car in the area of 115th Street and Simms Avenue.

Sheriff’s deputies were assisting Inglewood police in the search for the suspects in that area, he said.

Five people at a park in Pomona were shot and wounded by a gunman in a nearby vehicle, police said Sunday.

Police believe the shooting attack at Palomares Park, 499 E. Arrow Highway, was gang related, according to a statement from the Pomona Police Department.

Officers were dispatched to the scene at 7:55 p.m. and were notified that the shooting victims took themselves by personal vehicles to Pomona Valley Medical Center, police said. All were listed in stable condition.

The victims were two women and three men, ranging in age from 31 to 56.

— City News Service

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