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Pursuit Suspects Fire AK-47 at Deputies in Compton

COMPTON, Calif. (KTLA) — Two shooting suspects were arrested after a pursuit in Compton, during which one of the men fired an AK-47 at deputies.

It all began around 6 p.m. Tuesday when Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies heard gunfire near Long Beach Boulevard and Oak Street.

When they arrived at the scene, they saw a gunshot victim lying in the street and spotted the two suspects with an assault rifle in a car.

They started chasing the suspects’ car, and one of the men opened fire with an AK-47.

After a short chase, the suspect with the rifle got out of the car and briefly barricaded himself inside a home before he was arrested.

The other suspect continued driving, and was taken into custody after crashing into an innocent motorist at the intersection of Alameda and Elm streets.

The condition of the innocent motorist was not immediately known. No deputies were hurt.