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1 dead, 1 injured after chase, officer-involved shooting in Van Nuys

A man was fatally shot and a woman was wounded by Los Angeles police officers Wednesday night after a brief chase through the San Fernando Valley, authorities told The Times.

Though authorities stressed it is still early in the investigation, sources told The Times that one report suggests the chase began after the man and woman opened fire at officers about 9:40 p.m. and fled.

The pursuit ended near Vanowen Street and Firmament Avenue, officials said. Multiple officers fired multiple times, authorities said. No officers were injured.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman, described by authorities as combative and uncooperative, was shot in the arm and was taken to a hospital, authorities said.

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau was placed on a modified tactical alert after the shooting, authorities said. About a dozen fire personnel and two rescue ambulances were deployed to the scene, according to Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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