Three men who allegedly attempted to rob another man during a business transaction Saturday in Southern California ended up with more than they bargained for when two of the men were shot and one of them was ran over by his alleged accomplice, police said.
Details remained sketchy as of Saturday night, but officials from the Los Angeles Police Department said a pre-arranged time was made for the men to meet near Figueroa Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Wilmington to sell an item.
One suspect met the victim at about 8 a.m. while two others waited in a nearby U-Haul truck.
The two suspects waiting in the truck got out of the vehicle during the meeting and allegedly tried to rob the victim, officials said.
The victim, who was carrying a weapon, fired at the suspects and hit two of them.
A witness said she heard about five gunshots.
A suspect ran to the waiting truck, and in an attempt to flee the scene, ran over another suspect and dragged him, officials said.
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Police were questioning a "person of interest" in connection with the alleged robbery.
The extent of injuries to the suspects was unknown.
A perimeter in the 1600 block of W. Mauretania Street in Wilmington was set up while police search for the two other suspects.