2 shot by LASD deputies in Whittier

Two people were shot by deputies in Whittier Wednesday.

The shooting occurred around 2:40 p.m. in the 14500 block of Chere Drive, near the intersection of Armsdale Avenue and Telegraph Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

According to officials, deputies were approaching a blue sedan in a driveway on the block. They believed a suspect wanted for allegedly stealing a vehicle was inside. Deputies say that as they approached the car, the driver backed up into them. That's when deputies shot. The car allegedly continued backing up, hitting a deputy and crashing into a wall, before coming to a stop in the middle of the road. 

Deputies say they took one woman into custody there, while two men tried to run away, but were ultimately taken into custody as well. According to LASD, the woman was shot in the upper body, taken to the hospital and later released. One of the men was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds to a leg, and is now in stable condition. Neither of the two who suffered gunshot wounds were the man deputies wanted for vehicle theft.

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One deputy was struck by the sedan as it backed up. They were transported to a nearby hospital, treated and released.

No further details were immediately available.

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