Sheriff's deputies shot in LA suburb; search on for shooter


June 24, 2016 2:00PM (UTC)

BELLFLOWER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies have been shot in a Los Angeles suburb.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/28UUOM6 ) that the shooting occurred about 10:50 p.m. in Bellflower.

The sheriff's department says both deputies were hit by gunfire and taken to hospitals. The sheriff's department says on its Twitter account that the deputies are in fair condition and expected to survive. Authorities did not release more details about the incident.

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The newspaper reports that a manhunt for a suspect or suspects was underway along Lakewood Boulevard between Alondra Boulevard and Flower Street, as of 11:50 p.m. Authorities were advising the public to avoid the area.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Los Angeles Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/


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