South LA suspect wounded in deputy-involved shooting; 2nd suspect arrested

FLORENCE-GRAHAM, Calif.

The shooting occurred in the 1400 block of Gage Avenue in Florence around 10 p.m.

Deputies were reportedly in pursuit of a possible reckless driver, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, when a passenger in the suspect's vehicle jumped from the car and ran.

"Meanwhile, other deputies continued to pursue the driver of the fleeing vehicle," a department statement said. "Eventually, the driver yielded and was taken into custody after a brief struggle with deputies."

The suspect who fled on foot was wounded and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No deputies were injured.

Officials said a handgun was recovered at the scene.

A large area was blocked off to traffic during the investigation. A Metro bus was forced to make a U-turn and accidentally took out a fire hydrant. That mess was cleaned up Sunday morning.

CNS contributed to this report.

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