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Man Killed in San Fernando Officer-Involved Shooting

A man was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting after a short pursuit and crash in San Fernando on Monday, police said.

The incident was reported at San Fernando Road and Hubbard Street, according to the San Fernando Police Department.

"The suspect was struck by gunfire and pronounced dead at the scene," police said in a news release.

Aerial footage taken by NewsChopper4 showed at least two badly damaged cars that crashed at the scene, as well as police markers in the middle of the intersection.

Witnesses said they heard about a dozen shots.

"The tan car came and crashed with the black car and after that he hit the curb," Mariano Meza, a witness, said. "The cops got out and started shooting at him — didn’t give him a warning or anything. They just started shooting at the guy in the tan car."

Meza also recorded cellphone video of what he could see from his vantage point. He said he was grateful no bystanders were harmed.

The Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department were assisting in the investigation.

"The two passengers that were in the other vehicle that’s unrelated to the initial pursuit — one was transported to the a hospital the other person had minor complaints, and that’s all," Chief Anthony Vairo of the San Fernando Police Department, said.

Officers did not reveal why they were in pursuit of the man before the shooting.

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