Shots Fired at Officers Responding to Hit-and-Run in Long Beach: Police

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A section of the Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach was closed for hours for an investigation after shots were fired at officers responding to reports of a hit-and-run Thursday, the Long Beach Police Department said.

Officers were investigating in the area of the 1600 block of PCH at about 1 a.m. when when they heard gunshots and took cover, authorities said.

When they started walking, shots were fired at them. No officers were injured, police said.

A SWAT team and homicide detectives were called to the scene to investigate the source of the gunfire.

PCH was closed in both directions between Orange and Cherry avenues until short before 1 p.m., according to police.

No further details were immediately available. It is unclear if anyone was hurt in the hit-and-run.

KTLA’s Alberto Mendez contributed to this report.

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