LOS ANGELES -- Two undercover Los Angeles police officers were shot and wounded late Saturday night after trying to intervene in a gang-related shooting they witnessed, sparking a gun battle and a massive manhunt through Koreatown for the shooter.
One officer was shot in the face, and his condition was unknown. A second suffered a graze wound to the head, and was expected to survive. Both were rushed to a local hospital.
Police sources provided few details of the incident, but said the two officers were working undercover at about 10 p.m. when they witnessed some kind of shooting between two rival gangs.
They intervened, and another gun battle ensued.
It was not immediately clear if anyone was wounded in the shootout that preceded the officers' being shot.
Following the incident, police launched a huge dragnet around the area to try to apprehend the suspects.
By 11 p.m., police said that at least one suspect was in custody, and a gun had been recovered at the scene, although it was not clear if it was the weapon used to shoot the officers. There were reports that police were searching for a second suspect who was believed hiding in the area.
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