A gunman hiding in an attic opened fire Tuesday evening on several officers conducting a parole-probation search, wounding a parole officer and an LAPD gang officer, law enforcement authorities told The Times.
The attacker sprayed multiple rounds inside a home in unincorporated South Los Angeles, hitting the Los Angeles Police Department officer in the face and neck and the parole officer in the leg, authorities said.
Multiple rounds were exchanged in an intense firefight during which bullets tore through the ceiling and floor, authorities said. Law enforcement sources said the officers were searching the home when the gunman opened fire.
The LAPD officer is undergoing surgery at a hospital. The parole officer's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The gunman was not arrested, and it was unclear whether he was still in the home.
The gunfire broke out shortly before 7 p.m. in the 2200 block of East 117th Street in an area patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. LAPD officers and deputies from the Sheriff's Department were looking for the suspect.