SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — One person was taken to the hospital following an officer-involved shooting in South Los Angeles.
According to police, a call came in around 9:45 p.m. stating there was a large crowd gathering in Vermont Square and some of the group was drinking. Los Angeles Police officers arrived on scene and approached the crowd. Police said that’s when two black male suspects, who appeared armed, ran from officers.
The police pursued the suspects, chasing one into an apartment courtyard in the 4700 block of South Budlong Avenue. Police say the suspect pulled out a handgun. Officers opened fire and shot the suspect who was taken into custody. Officers recovered a handgun at the scene.
Additional officers arrived on the scene and provided medical assistance to the wounded suspect until paramedics arrived. The suspect was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
No officers were injured.
It is unclear whether the second suspect was taken into custody.
The case is still under investigation.