NORWALK ( — A suspect was wounded Saturday during a deputy-involved shooting in Norwalk.

Authorities said the shooting occurred near the intersection of Fairford Avenue and Foster Road, just after 4 p.m.

Deputies were on patrol when they attempted to conduct a routine traffic stop on a vehicle for traffic violations.

Officials said the driver failed to stop and continued to drive west in the 11300 block of Foster Road.

At this time, authorities said a 23-year-old male suspect tossed a semi-automatic handgun out of the passenger window.

After going a short distance, the car pulled over.

Deputies said the suspect exited out of the passenger side and tried to flee. A deputy-involved shooting then occurred.

The suspect was shot once in the upper body. He was taken to a local hospital and treated. He’s listed in stable condition and is expected to survive.

Two other persons in the vehicle were not injured. They were detained for questioning.

A loaded handgun was recovered from the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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