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Two LAPD shooting incidents on Tuesday have injured three police officers, according to reports.
One of the incidents involved an ambush of two detectives, and the other incident involved an officer being shot in the face during a parole check.
The officer who was shot in the face was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but is expected to survive.
The first incident involved two LAPD Wilshire detectives, and took place as they were in their vehicle attempting to clear an entry with a key card. A shooter opened fire at them in their car, and they responded by returning fire.
The suspect then fled the scene, but officers are describing him as a black male suspect between 30 and 35 years old. The detectives in that incident were injured and treated by medical professionals, but were later released.
Chief Charlie Beck has said: "This was a blatant attempt to assassinate two of the people that try to protect this community … We certainly must pursue all avenues to bring this individual into custody."
In the second incident a gunman shot at an LAPD officer and a county probation officer at about 7.30 p.m. local time. The police officer took a hit to the face, and was rushed to hospital in critical condition. He underwent surgery overnight at a Los Angeles hospital.
Southern California Public Radio reported: "Los Angeles police say an officer who was shot in the face is out of surgery and the gunman is believed holed up in a Willowbrook home, 12 hours after the confrontation … Sgt. Albert Gonzalez tells KABC-TV that the officer is in stable condition in intensive care."
Chief Beck later tweeted: "Prayers to the LAPD officers injured in today's attacks-senseless violence against those who protect and serve others. Cb"
Here is a video news report into the LAPD shootings: