The Latest: Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies (all times local):

9:15 p.m.

A gunfight at an East Los Angeles park has wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and left a suspect dead.

Authorities say another suspect was wounded, a third arrested and a fourth is being sought.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell says the deputies, both veterans of the department in their early 30s, are in serious but stable condition Wednesday night and their wounds are non-life threatening.

The sheriff says the deputies were answering a report that someone in a car had pointed a gun at a person.

Deputies spotted a car and a chase began that ended with the car stopping in Salazar Park.

McDonnell says when the deputies approached, gunfire rang out. Some deputies returned fire.

Authorities have sealed the park neighborhood as they hunt for a fourth suspect.

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8:20 p.m.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says two deputies who were shot and wounded in East Los Angeles are hospitalized in stable condition.

Authorities say deputies were chasing a car with four people inside that pulled up just inside Salazar Park in East Los Angeles and gunfire erupted at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell headed to the hospital and asked for prayers for the deputies.

The Sheriff’s Department says a suspect was shot and he died at the scene. Another suspect was taken to a hospital in unknown condition and a third man was taken into custody.

Authorities are seeking a fourth suspect in the neighborhood and have sealed off the area.

Other details haven’t been released.

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7:50 p.m.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is confirming that two deputies were wounded and a suspect was killed in a confrontation at an East Los Angeles park.

Authorities say it happened shortly after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ruben Salazar Park.

KCBS-TV says initial reports indicate the deputies were taken to a hospital in fair condition. A department spokesman says he can’t confirm their conditions.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell said he was heading to the hospital and asked for prayers for the deputies.

KCBS-TV reports that the deputies had stopped a car with four men inside who were wanted on an assault charge. The report also says three men are in custody.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says one suspect died at the scene but other details haven’t been released.

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7:30 p.m.

Authorities say two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have been shot and wounded in East Los Angeles.

The Sheriff’s Department says it happened shortly after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ruben Salazar Park.

There also are unconfirmed reports that a suspect was killed during the confrontation.

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