Shots fired at sheriff’s deputies in East L.A., no injuries reported

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Authorities are investigating a shooting in East Los Angeles Thursday in which they say shots were fired at deputies and the officers returned fire.

Witnesses reported that they heard five or six gunshots about 10:10 a.m. near Saybrook Avenue and Allston Street, a few blocks from the initially reported location of the 6600 block of East Olympic Boulevard.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were fired at, but none of them were injured, according to a release from the department.

The deputies then returned fire, though it is unknown if any assailants were struck by gunfire, the Sheriff’s Department said.

No arrests were immediately made, but deputies are searching for two men whom they believe were participants in the shootout.

No further details have been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. 

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call “LA Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit lacrimestoppers.org.

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