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Two Suspects Wounded in Deputy Shooting in Long Beach

Two suspects were wounded Tuesday in Long Beach in an exchange of gunfire with deputies at the end of a pursuit of a stolen pickup truck.

No deputies were injured in the shooting, which occurred about 10:40 a.m. at Carson Street and Via Oro Avenue, which is just east of the border between Carson and Long Beach.

The chase started in the area of Wilmington Avenue and the San Diego (405) Freeway, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The pickup truck driver avoided a spike strip but crashed into a wall after crossing a center median and losing control of the vehicle, sheriff's Lt. Scott Hoglund told reporters at the scene.

His passenger got out of the truck and fired at deputies, according to Hoglund, who said seven deputies returned fire when the suspect started shooting. The wounded men, both in their 20s, were hospitalized in unknown condition.

Their names were not immediately released. Broadcast reports showed shattered glass on a passenger side window of a sheriff's SUV, and bullet holes in another patrol vehicle, as well as the pickup truck.

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