Shots fired by L.A. County deputy in Walnut Park; 2 suspects taken to hospital
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
Shots were fired Tuesday morning by an L.A. County sheriff's deputy in Walnut Park after a traffic stop, authorities said.
The 6:45 a.m. shooting occurred at 76th Street and Alameda Boulevard, officials said.
Two men got out of the vehicle that had been stopped and began fighting with the deputy, officials said.
A gun battle ensued in which both the deputy's cruiser and the suspects' vehicle were struck by bullets. The deputy was unharmed, but the two suspects were taken to a hospital. It was unclear if they were shot.
No further details were available.
For the record, 10:26 a.m. May 24: A previous version of this post reported that the incident occurred on Monday.
-- Richard Winton
Photo: The suspect's vehicle is peppered with bullet holes after Tuesday's shooting. Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times.