A Los Angeles police gang officer was wounded Saturday evening in an officer-involved shooting in which a suspect also was wounded and another suspect was at large, authorities said.
The gang officer patrolling in South Los Angeles made a traffic stop just after 9 p.m. in the area of 52nd Street and Long Beach Avenue, pulling over a vehicle with two occupants, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Mehgan Aguilar said.
A foot chase ensued that led to an officer-involved shooting in which one suspect and one officer were wounded, Aguilar said.
The officer was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery, Aguilar said. His condition was described as stable.
There was no word on the condition of the suspect.
In response, the LAPD issued a citywide tactical alert, keeping all officers on shift.
“You should expect to see a large police presence in the area of 52nd Street and Long Beach Avenue for several hours,” the LAPD tweeted.
The search was focused on a suspect believed to be armed, Aguilar said.
The search was in a large area bounded by Vernon and Slauson avenues and Compton Avenue and Alameda Street, she said.
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