Detectives probe LA gunfight scene where 2 deputies wounded

One suspect died, another was taken to a hospital and a third is in custody


Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Homicide detectives are investigating the scene of a gunbattle that wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and left a suspect dead.

The detectives on Thursday were poring over the site at Salazar Park in East Los Angeles following the shooting Wednesday evening.

This still image taken from video provided by CBS2/KCAL9 shows the scene of gunfight at an East Los Angeles park that has wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and left a suspect dead, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (CBS2/KCAL9 via AP)
This still image taken from video provided by CBS2/KCAL9 shows the scene of gunfight at an East Los Angeles park that has wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and left a suspect dead, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (CBS2/KCAL9 via AP)

The gunbattle happened after a report of someone in a car pointing a gun at people led deputies to follow the vehicle.

The Sheriff's Department says the vehicle went into the park, abruptly stopped and one person jumped out and opened fire.

Two deputies were hit and others returned fire.

One suspect died, another was taken to a hospital and a third is in custody.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell says the two deputies who were shot were in serious but stable condition and their wounds were not life-threatening.

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