An attempted-robbery suspect was killed Friday and two others were in custody after a shootout in the Hollywood Hills that left three victims hospitalized, one of them in critical condition, authorities said.
Three suspects approached three men around 2:05 a.m. at 1474 Blue Jay Way in an attempt to rob them, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Joe Todd.
One suspect opened fire on the victims, striking all three in the torso area, Todd said. One of the victims returned fire and wounded all three suspects, who then fled in a vehicle.
Police caught up with the suspects at Doheny Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, Todd said.
One of the suspects was pronounced dead, and the others were taken into custody. One of them was taken to a hospital, Todd said. The fatally wounded person’s name was not immediately available.
One of the victims was hospitalized in critical condition, and the two others were in stable condition. The investigation was continuing.