2 in Custody After Allegedly Shooting at Officers in Van Nuys

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Two men are in custody Monday morning after allegedly shooting at undercover officers in Van Nuys.

Two men were taken into custody after allegedly shooting at officers in Van Nuys on March 20, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The shooting occurred shortly after 3 a.m. near the intersection of Haskell Avenue and Hart Street.

Two undercover officers were surveilling “property crime suspects” when the two suspects opened fire on the officers, said Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Beverly Lewis

It was unclear if the suspects knew they were shooting at officers, who Lewis said did not return fire.

“This is a prime indication that even though they’re property crime suspects that they can be very violent,” Lewis said.

Both men fled the scene, one in a vehicle and one on foot, following the shooting.

The man who initially fled on foot was the first to be captured following the shooting, Lewis said.

The second suspect abandoned his vehicle nearby before fleeing on foot, Lewis said.

He was taken into custody by SWAT officers several hours after the shooting, Lewis said.

Video showed a man being taken into custody shortly before 6 a.m.

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