Suspects Escape After Exchanging Gunfire With CHP Officer

Highway Patrol vehicle driving on a street

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COMPTON (CNS) - A California Highway Patrol officer was involved in a shooting with multiple suspects in Compton and authorities are searching  for the suspects Tuesday.

The shots fired call was reported at around 11:30 p.m. Monday at Alondra Boulevard and Aprilla Avenue, east of Burrell-MacDonald Park. A CHP spokesman told City News Service initial reports from the scene indicated the suspects smashed into the CHP officer's vehicle and the officer then shot at the suspects.

The suspects drove away from the scene and the CHP spokesman said they were still on the loose.

KABC reported a white Kia Optima was found on Cypress Avenue, west of Aprilla with several bullet holes in its windshield.

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