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Woman, Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Inglewood

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Witnesses describe heavy gunshots after a man and a woman were killed in an officer-involved shooting in Inglewood. Marin Austin reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. (Published Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016)

A man and a woman were fatally shot by police during a confrontation in Inglewood, California early Sunday morning, officials said.

Officers responded to the intersection of Manchester Boulevard and Inglewood Avenue where a vehicle with two occupants was stopped in the middle of the road shortly after 3 a.m., according to the Inglewood Police Department.

Police said a woman inside the vehicle was armed with a gun and both occupants were ordered to exit the car. Officers took cover and "an officer-involved shooting then occurred," Inglewood police said.

The man and woman were both struck by gunfire. The man was unarmed, according to police. It is unknown if the suspects fired at police during the confrontation.

Multiple Shots Heard During Officer-Involved Shooting

[LA] Multiple Shots Heard During Officer-Involved Shooting in Inglewood
Witnesses describe hearing multiple shots during an officer-involved shooting in Inglewood. Marin Austin reports for Today in LA on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. (Published Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016)

Witnesses said they heard police activity in the area around 3 a.m. About an hour later, multiple shots were fired.

"It was back to back," said Michiko Perez, a witness who lives nearby. "The helicopters were hovering over for a while and then it suddenly stopped. And then you hear the sirens coming and you hear the police."

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man was transported to a hospital where he later died. Their identities were being withheld until family members were notified.

A firearm was recovered at the scene and police were investigating what led up to the shooting. No officers were injured.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Inglewood Police Homicide Section at 310-412-5246.

Oleevia Woo contributed to this report.