NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (FOX 11/ CNS)
Police asked the public to avoid a block of large apartment complexes just east of the Cal State Northridge campus Sunday, as they sought a suspect following shootings at a possible home invasion robbery next to the university early in the morning.
Officers responding to the scene found two people suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Officer Norma Eisenman of the LAPD's Media Relations.
The shooting victims may also be considered suspects, Eisenman said, adding that police are ``still trying to figure out what is what.''
Some time before 8 a.m., two suspects, described as Korean men in their 20s, entered a residence in the 9800 block of Zelzah Avenue, near Lassen Street, and attempted a home invasion robbery, Eisenman said.
``A gun was produced at some point during the robbery by unknown individuals,'' she said.
One of the victims was struck in the arm and another in the leg and stomach, Eisenman said.
Paramedics dispatched to the scene at 8:02 a.m. took both men to a hospital, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The victims' conditions were not immediately available.
It is unknown whether anyone else was inside the residence when the home invasion took place, Eisenman said.
The incident may have been gang-related, she added.
Officers sought a possible third suspect and set up a perimeter.
Two hours after the incident, they asked the public to ''avoid'' an area of large off-campus apartment buildings, bounded by Zelzah Avenue on the west, Lassen Street on the north, White Oak Avenue on the east, and Superior
Street on the south.
``If you could look out of the window and see police activity, it's best to stay indoors,'' Eisenman said.