Officers Among Three Shot In Whittier, Reports Say

A Whittier Police Department spokesman said the officers arrived on the scene responding to a call of a auto crash.

The officers, who had not yet been identified, approached the suspected gunman's vehicle completely unaware that it was stolen.

Two police officers and one other person were shot Monday morning in Whittier, authorities said.

"It's extremely tragic", Corina said.

The incident, which also left a suspect injured, happened at about 8:30 a.m. near Colima Road and Mar Vista Street in Whittier, the Sheriff's Department said in a news release. The two officers were transported to UCI Medical Center while the suspect was taken to LA County-USC Medical Center, Marrujo said.




Police returned fire, wounding the suspect, Corina said.

His name was not released, and his condition was not immediately available.

According to media reports from the scene, a Whittier Police SUV sustained a shattered driver's side window.

The Whittier Police Department has about 125 officers who police Whittier and Santa Fe Springs in southeastern Los Angeles County.

Their conditions were not known.

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