1 suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting near Paramount High School

PARAMOUNT, Calif. (KABC) -- One suspect was shot and killed in a deputy-involved shooting near Paramount High School on Monday, prompting an investigation.

Los Angeles County Fire responded to the scene next to railroad tracks at Paramount Boulevard and Rosecrans Avenue shortly before 2:45 p.m.

According to homicide detectives, a school resource deputy learned that a fight was potentially about to break out shortly before 2:40 p.m. Soon after, the deputy was told that one of the people involved was armed with a handgun. Suspect descriptions were radioed out to deputies searching the area.

The gunfire erupted when a deputy attempted to make contact with two people who matched the descriptions. A Hispanic man in his 20s was hit and pronounced dead at the scene.

According to initial reports, a second suspect was on the loose. Around 6:30 p.m., the sheriff's department said there were no outstanding suspects.

No deputies were injured.

So far a handgun has not been recovered. The investigation is ongoing.

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