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Officer shot in leg, suspect transported to hospital in California standoff

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Hunter Lee and Caitlin Antonios

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Calif.

A police officer was shot after exchanging gunfire with a suspect in Pomona Thursday evening, Pomona Police Department officials said.

A Pomona police officer was struck in the leg after a shootout began between the suspect and police sometime before 8 p.m. on Angela Street and Chanslor Street. The officer was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive, Pomona Police Department said in a tweet.

The suspect was also struck by gunfire and transported to Pomona Valley Hospital where his condition was not immediately available.

The officer encountered three people, at least one opened fire at the officer, and the officer returned fire, Lt. Ryan Rodriguez told KTLA late Thursday night.

Details of what led to the exchange, why poli were initially called to the area, and the identity of the suspect were not immediately available.

A search was underway for two additional suspects and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives responded to assist Pomona police in investigating the circumstances of the officer-involved shooting.

The investigation was ongoing.

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