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Pursuit Suspects Shot at by Police, 2 Outstanding

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Investigators are on the hunt for two men who led South Gate police on a chase that ended with officers opening fire.

The shooting occurred around 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening near the intersection of Montara Avenue and Tweedy Boulevard.

South Gate police officers were responding to a carjacking in the area that allegedly left one man stabbed as the suspect made away with his black GMC Sierra.

A short time later, the vehicle was found abandoned about a half mile away from the scene.

While watching the vehicle, officers spotted four suspects approaching the car and removing items from inside.

When they approached the men, they jumped into a waiting white Ford Taurus and sped from the scene.

They led police on a short pursuit before crashing into the fence of a home at the intersection of 97th and Grape streets.

The suspects jumped out of the wrecked car and took off on foot, running in opposite directions on Grape street.

One of the suspects, a 17-year-old, was shot by an officer in front of the Jordan Downs Housing Project and was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.

No firearm was found at the scene, though a screwdriver was found.

An officer shot at two other suspects but nobody was hit, and the two men got away.

The fourth suspect, a 25-year-old was also shot at by officers and was taken into custody without injury.  He was also found to be carrying a screwdriver.

The stabbing victim was taken to the hospital and later released.

The two outstanding suspects are both described as Hispanic males. No further description has been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 323-890-5500.