Two Hurt in Officer-Involved Shooting in Alhambra

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A woman was wounded and another woman suffered non- life-threatening injuries during a vehicle pursuit that triggered an officer- involved shooting Sunday morning in Alhambra.

The women, both in their 20s, were transported to an area hospital, where the gunshot victim was treated for her non-life-threatening injury, the Sheriff's Information Bureau. No officers were injured.

The shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of West
Mission Road.

Prior to the shooting, Alhambra police officers were patrolling the 2000 block of West Mission Road near a local storage facility when they "contacted the suspects for a burglary investigation," according to a news statement.

It appeared a storage unit at the facility had been burglarized.

During the initial contact, the suspects allegedly accelerated their vehicle toward an officer and an officer-involved shooting occurred.

The suspects' vehicle sped eastbound on Mission Road then turned southbound on Sixth Street and eventually struck a retaining wall, ending the pursuit.

The driver suffered a gunshot wound, which was non-life-threatening, and her passenger also suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash. Video from the scene showed firefighters using axes to get into the wrecked car. Both women were sent to an area hospital.

The Sheriff's Homicide Bureau asked anyone with any information
regarding this incident to call them at 323-890-5500.

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