VAN NUYS (CBSLA) — Authorities say one suspect was wounded in an officer-involved shooting in Van Nuys.
The shooting unfolded just before 11 a.m. Sunday in the 13500 block of Sherman Way. No officers were hurt.
Authorities say the suspect was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. Later his condition was reported as stable.
CBS2’s Adrianna Weingold reported from the scene.
This area of Sherman way at allot has been closed for several hours as investigators comb through evidence after an officer involved shooting with three suspects.
Weingold reported that under cover narcotics officers approached a group of men in an alley behind the Studio 6 motel on Sherman Way.
“Fortunately, none of our officers were injured and a handgun was recovered on scene as well,” said LAPD Lt. Chris Ramirez.
Toni Garcia was out walking her dogs when she heard the shots. She quickly ordered her daughter and grandkids to stay inside until she knew it was safe.
“I just came out because I heard like three or four shots and then they took one n the ambulance and I don’t know how he is if he’s going to make it or not,” says Garcia.
Police said the other two suspects ran, but police quickly set up a perimeter with a helicopter searching from above.
It was a spectacle but one neighbors say they’re tired of seeing.
“We’re constantly calling the police to come to this location to let them know there’s drug activity, there’s prostitution and drug activity in this motel,” said one business owner.
Police found and arrested the other two suspects. Investigators wouldn’t say if this was part of a larger drug bust in the area.
Authorities also haven’t said if this incident was gang-related.