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Shots fired by L.A. County deputy in Walnut Park; 2 suspects taken to hospital

May 24, 2011 |  7:53 am


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.


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Photo: The suspect's vehicle is peppered with bullet holes after Tuesday's shooting. Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times.