Police officer and suspect are taken to hospitals after shootout in Santa Ana

An officer and a suspect were taken to hospitals Wednesday after a shootout in Santa Ana, police said.

About 3:30 p.m., an officer with the Santa Ana Police Department’s gang enforcement team exchanged gunfire with a suspect in the 2700 block of McFadden Avenue, said police spokesman Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. The circumstances of the shooting are still being investigated, he said.

Two weapons were recovered from the scene, Bertagna said.

Both the officer and the unnamed suspect were taken to hospitals in stable condition, he said. The officer appeared to have a graze wound.


Other officers may have been present, but that is also being investigated, Bertagna said. The team generally works in two-man units.

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