Carjacker pursuit ends in gunfire at Koreatown gas station

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The carjacker pulled up within feet of another vehicle at the Shell gas station near Wilshire and Vermont

The pursuit of an armed carjacking suspect that wound through the crowded streets of Hollywood has ended in gunfire at a gas station in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles.

Officer Gregory Baek of the LAPD says the pursuit began Thursday night on U.S. Route 101 and continued onto surface streets when the driver exited at Hollywood Boulevard.

According to CBS-LA, the suspect drove through the busy intersection of Hollywood and Highland, then into the residential area of Hancock Park. He continued onto Wilshire Boulevard into the Koreatown area where the pursuit ended at a Shell gas station near Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.

Emergency dispatchers reported that the suspect was carrying a handgun.

Officers opened fire at the suspect's car after he reportedly was seen waving a weapon. The shooting occurred just feet from a man who was pumping gas, who crouched behind the pumps as officers shot several rounds at the car. The man was unharmed, according to police.

Authorities have confirmed that the suspect was transported to an L.A.-area hospital, but his current condition is not known.

With contributions by Paige Osburn

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