Crime & Justice

Gardena police shoot, kill gunman who allegedly wounded woman

Gardena police fatally shot a gunman who allegedly wounded a woman today.

Police went to the 14600 block of Western Avenue about 7:45 a.m. on a report that a man was chasing a woman and shooting at her, Gardena police Lt. Steve Prendergast said.

"Officers engaged the man, and an officer-involved shooting occurred," Prendergast said. The man died at the scene. No officers were hurt.

The wounded woman was taken to a hospital, where she was reported in critical condition, Prendergast said.