Thu, Feb 7, 2013
Los Angeles-area police shot and wounded two innocent people early Thursday during a manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer suspected of shooting three cops and killing a couple.
The conditions of the two individuals are unknown, the Los Angeles Times reported:
The first Torrance incident occurred about 5:20 a.m. in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue in Torrance, Chase said. That incident involved Los Angeles police detectives from the Hollywood division, sources said.
Two people were struck by gunfire and transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries, Chase said. No officers were injured.
The second incident, which involved Torrance police, occurred at Flagler Lane and Beryl Street about 5:45 a.m. No injuries were reported in that incident.
Chase said both incidents involved vehicles matching the description of the one sought in connection with [suspect Christopher] Dorner.
“Now it appears neither of them are directly related,” Chase said. “In both of them, officers believed they were at the time.”
According to the Associated Press, the first shooting occurred while officers were guarding a target in a multi-page manifesto Dorner wrote threatening other members of the LAPD.