LA County Sheriff’s deputy, suspect shot in Santa Clarita

By in Press Enterprise on November 29, 2017

By The Associated Press

SANTA CLARITA — Authorities say a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was struck by gunfire and taken to the hospital late Tuesday. The deputy was expected to survive.

Sheriff’s officials said on Twitter that a suspect was also wounded in the shooting in Santa Clarita, which is about 30 miles north of Los Angeles. He was also taken to the hospital.

The shooting was reported around 10:35 p.m. in the 21300 block of Bottletree Lane, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The deputy was rushed to a hospital by fellow deputies, according to reports from the scene. Sheriff’s officials said the deputy is expected to survive.

Authorities said the suspect was treated at the scene before being taken to a hospital. The suspect’s condition was not immediately reported.

Authorities were searching for a possible additional suspect on Dockweiler Drive, between Valle Del Sorro and the Sierra Highway, and asked the public to steer clear of that area.

The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known.

Authorities did not release any additional information about the identities of the deputy or the suspect.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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