LONG BEACH, Calif. (FOX 11) - A deputy-involved shooting occurred in Long Beach Tuesday at the end of a pursuit of a stolen pickup truck, and two suspects were taken to a hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds.
The pursuit lasted about 5-6 minutes where it was ultimately traveling southbound Via Oro Avenue approaching Carson Street when the suspect vehicle veered across a grassy space to avoid a spike strip, jumped a curb, lost control and collided into a small block wall, according to the LA Sheriff's Department.
The front seat passenger immediately exited the vehicle and began shooting at deputies. At this time, a deputy-involved shooting occurred. Both suspects, described as Hispanic men in their 20's, suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to a local hospital. Their condition is unknown.
The shooting occurred at about 10:30 a.m. No deputies were hurt, according to the sheriff's department.
Aerial video from SkyFOX showed shattered glass on a passenger side window of a sheriff's SUV, and bullet holes in another patrol vehicle, as well as the pickup truck.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the LA Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
CNS contributed to this report.