HARBOR CITY (CBSLA) – Los Angeles police shot and wounded a man carrying a rifle in a Harbor City neighborhood late Monday night where a second man was discovered shot to death a few blocks away.
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It’s still unclear if the two incidents are related.
At 9:23 p.m., Los Angeles police officers were called to reports of shots fired in the area of 254th Street and Marigold Avenue to find a man shot to death. His name was not released.READ MORE: Lawmaker Calls For Change On California Film Sets After Prop-Gun Shooting Death Of Halyna Hutchins By Alec Baldwin
As officers were responding to that scene, however, they came upon a man armed with a rifle walking down 253rd Street towards Petroleum Avenue. They ordered him to drop the rifle and he refused, which prompted at least one officer to open fire on him.
The suspect tried to run away but was quickly caught, police said, and had sustained a gunshot wound from the officer’s gun. He was rushed to a hospital where he underwent surgery and is expected to survive, police said. His rifle was recovered at the scene.MORE NEWS: Palmdale Man Arrested In Attempted Kidnapping On Tuesday
Investigators could not immediately confirm if that shooting death was connected to the suspect with the rifle. No names or a motive in the killing have been released.