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2 LA County sheriff's deputies shot and wounded in East Los Angeles; 1 suspect killed

Posted at 8:22 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 23:22:28-04

Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were injured in a shooting in East Los Angeles Wednesday, according to ABC7.

WATCH LIVE: ABC7 digital coverage on East LA shooting that left 2 deputies wounded

Authorities did not provide details on the deputy-involved shooting that left the two wounded, but said it happened at Salazar Park around 6:37 p.m.

The deputies were taken to a LAC+USC Medical Center in stable condition.

Footage from AIR7 HD showed a heavy police presence on the grass and it appeared there was a body covered off to the side of the crime scene. Authorities confirmed one suspect was killed in the shooting.

Authorities urged people to avoid the area in the 3000 block of Whittier Boulevard as they searched for additional suspects.

The investigation is ongoing.