Police and paramedics at the scene of the officer-involved shooting in Van Nuys. Courtesy of OnScene.TV
Police and paramedics at the scene of the officer-involved shooting in Van Nuys. Courtesy of OnScene.TV

A police car, stopped at a red light in Van Nuys, had its rear window suddenly blown out by gunfire, and one person was shot dead moments later, police said Sunday.

The two LAPD officers in the car were not injured, and it was not immediately clear if the dead person was the shooter who apparently tried a street-corner ambush.

The shootings were at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Victory and Sepulveda boulevards, said Sgt. Carl Taylor of the LAPD’s Van Nuys station.

According to preliminary details released by police, the officers were stopped in their patrol car when the rear window shattered, said Officer Mike Lopez of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section.

The officers bailed out and an “officer-involved shooting” occurred, Lopez said. A representative from the coroner’s office was dispatched to the scene at 5:40 a.m., said Lt. Fred Corral of the coroner’s

— From Staff and Wire Reports

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