No one was struck by gunfire. An officer suffered a minor hand injury from a fall during the incident, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
Officers were conducting a stolen vehicle investigation in the area of Hoyt Street and Canterbury Avenue at about 3 a.m. when they saw three people on the sidewalk on Hoyt Street, police said.
A man in the trio turned toward the officers and allegedly pointed what police said appeared to be a handgun in their direction. An officer shot at the man and all three people ran.
A large perimeter was established, and a SWAT team and K-9 unit responded to assist in a search of the area.
All three people were later located, with two of the individuals suffering K-9 bites. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police have not located a handgun. No further information was immediately available.