PASADENA ( — Two suspects are at large after exchanging gunfire with Pasadena police Thursday afternoon.

The shooting occurred near Mar Vista Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard around 12:15 p.m.

Officials said a car collided with an unmarked sheriff’s vehicle, according to Pasadena police Lt. Thomas Delgado.

“Two suspects exited and abandoned their vehicle and at least one suspect fired rounds at the deputies,” Delgado said. “Deputies returned fire and it is unknown if either of the suspects were wounded.”

The suspects were described as two black males, about 18-25 years old, thin and wearing blue jeans. One of the men was in a black T-shirt, the other in a gray shirt, according to Delgado.

Police searched an area bounded by Lake and Hill Avenues, Villa Street and Orange Grove Boulevard, Delgado said.

Streets in the area were blocked off for hours.

Students at Jefferson Elementary School at 1500 E. Villa St. were released to parents and guardians only, according to the Pasadena Unified School District.

Residents who couldn’t get home because of the blockade were told to wait at the school. Pasadena police declined to provide further details about the manhunt.

Officials called off the search just after 9 p.m.


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