Crime & Justice

Shots fired on Los Angeles police car; second suspect being sought

A man opened fire on a police car in South Los Angeles Sunday night, but no one was hurt. The suspect was eventually arrested, and police searched for a second suspect without success.
A man opened fire on a police car in South Los Angeles Sunday night, but no one was hurt. The suspect was eventually arrested, and police searched for a second suspect without success.
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Updated 12:55 p.m. Police still looking for second suspect

Los Angeles police are still questioning a person of interest and trying to find a possible second suspect in the shooting of two officers in a patrol car Sunday around 9:20 p.m., LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado told KPCC.

The officers were shot at while returning from a radio call. Preciado says there is no relation between the radio call and the shooting.

Police are still investigating motivation for the shooting. 

LAPD Deputy Chief Bob Green said there were no indications it was linked to other attacks on police in the country, and the officers might have driven into an ongoing dispute, Associated Press reported. 

If the person of interest is found to be involved in the shooting he will be arrested and could face charges of attempted murder, said Preciado.

If the public has any information on the shooting and possible suspects the LAPD asks them to call 1-877-LAPD or 800-222-TIPS.

-- KPCC's Ashley Soley-Cerro with AP

Earlier: Shots fired on Los Angeles police car; no one hurt

Los Angeles police say a man fired a rifle at two officers in a patrol car, but no one was injured in the attack.

She says two officers were responding to a radio call in South Los Angeles around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night when they saw the muzzle flash of a rifle pointed in their direction. The officers returned fire, but no one was hit.

The officers arrested one suspect and recovered a rifle.

Police searched the neighborhood throughout the night for the second suspect, warning nearby residents to stay in their homes. The search of the immediate area was called off early Monday morning.

-- AP

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the person of interest’s status. KPCC regrets the error.