A police officer and two civilians were wounded by gunfire in Arcadia Wednesday evening, and authorities were attempting to negotiate a surrender with the barricaded shooter.
Arcadia Police Department officers were called to the 2500 block of Greenfield Avenue, near Arcadia Golf Course, on reports of a man armed with a gun and were approaching a residence in the area when the suspect fired at them, according to the APD.
One of the officers was struck in the face by gunfire, while one of the civilians was struck in the upper body. The third victim was reportedly injured by shrapnel.
The officer, who joined the APD about six months ago, and the two civilians were taken to a hospital for treatment. Their conditions were not known as of Wednesday night..
The suspect barricaded inside a home in the area of the shootig and reportedly had access to several handguns, according to the heir APD. Police also reported a child was inside the home with the suspect, but had since been removed from the residence.
Authorities evacuate nearby residences out of an abundance of caution, and other residents in the area were told to shelter in place.
SWAT and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau were called to the scene to assist, and authorities were attempting to negotiate a surrender with the suspect as of about 9:20 P.M.