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Two separate officer-involved shootings in Southern California this weekend

Screenshot via NBCLA

The scene of the pursuit on old Pacific Coast Highway, which ended in a motorcyclist's death.

Authorities in the Southland were involved in two separate shootings this weekend.

In South Los Angeles, a suspect was shot and wounded by a South Gate police officer.

The shooting occurred at 8:47 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Grape and 97th Streets, said Deputy Don Walker of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau, near the northwest boundary of the Jordan Downs Housing Projects.

No officers were injured. One suspect was wounded and taken to a local hospital for treatment. Sheriff's homicide detectives were assisting South Gate police.

There was no official word about what led South Gate police to that intersection.

The second incident, in Ventura, ended in the death of a motorcyclist. 

A California Highway Patrol was in pursuit of a speeding motorcycle near Ventura. The officer shot at the driver, who then crashed over an embankment, according to the LA Times.

The name and age of the driver hasn't been released.

Authorities said the CHP officer saw the motorcyclist speeding on old Pacific Coast Highway near Faria Beach, north of Ventura, and pursued him onto Padre Juan Canyon Road near the 101 Freeway. The chase reached speeds in excess of 90 mph, reported NBCLA.

The pursuing officer was not hurt. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday afternoon.

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