LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have shot and wounded two men they say pulled handguns during a chase.

A Sheriff’s Department statement says deputies were patrolling in South Los Angeles at around 9 p.m. Tuesday when they saw three suspected gang members acting suspiciously.

When the deputies tried to contact them, the men ran. Deputies say two men were shot when they pulled guns from their waistbands.

One man was taken to the hospital in critical condition and the other was listed in stable condition. Authorities say both are expected to survive. Their names were not immediately released.

The third person was questioned and released.

Two guns were recovered.

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