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Sheriff's deputy and man injured after brief car chase and shooting in Lennox

Sheriff's deputy and man injured after brief car chase and shooting in Lennox
A deputy-involved shooting occurred near Lennox Boulevard and Firmona Avenue, south of Inglewood, the Sheriff’s Department said. (Los Angeles Times)

A man was wounded in a deputy-involved shooting in the Lennox area early Friday after leading authorities on a short pursuit, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. near Lennox Boulevard and Firmona Avenue, south of Inglewood, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Deputies had tried to pull the man over for a traffic stop, but he drove away, leading deputies on a chase.

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The driver was shot and transported to a hospital in stable condition, deputies said.

A deputy suffered a leg injury when struck by the suspect’s vehicle, according to City News Service.

“The suspect was struck at least twice — once in the lower leg, and once in the lower torso area,” sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore told CNS.

An investigation is ongoing.

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