3 in custody after officer-involved shooting, chase in South LA

Three people were taken into custody in South Los Angeles after an officer-involved shooting led to a chase, police say.
SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Three people were taken into custody in South Los Angeles after an officer-involved shooting led to a chase, police say.

The officer-involved shooting occurred in the area of 87th Street and Broadway shortly after midnight Wednesday, according to Los Angeles police.

Police say officers responded to a shooting that was already in progress. Once they arrived at the scene, officers opened fire.

It was not clear what led police to shoot or if there was an exchange of gunfire, and details regarding the initial shooting were not known.

After the officer-involved shooting, a pursuit began and two suspects were taken into custody after they bailed out of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle later crashed in the area of Slauson Avenue and San Pedro Street and was also taken into custody.

Two people were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds, but it was not known if they were victims or suspects.

A large LAPD presence was in the area and a helicopter conducted a search for possible suspects.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

The incident comes amid civil unrest over the in-custody death of George Floyd, with authorities responding to reports of looting and vandalism.

"It has been a very trying time for our officers. Officers have very little sleep, long hours and a lot of work, and there's still a lot of work to be done," Capt. Gisselle Espinoza. "There will be a lot of work to be done in the recovery phase that we hope to get to quicker, sooner than later."
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