An officer was shot Wednesday afternoon in Inglewood, Calif., according to several local news outlets.
UPDATE: The suspect has surrendered to police and his two hostages, his girlfriend and her 14-year-old daughter, are safe. Click here to read the updated story.
The suspect barricaded himself inside a home with at least one hostage held at gunpoint, according to CBS Los Angeles. An armored SWAT vehicle, more than a dozen police cars from multiple law enforcement agencies and at least one police helicopter responded to the scene, according to KTLA.
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The incident began at around 12:35 p.m, when law enforcement officials responded to reports of a 14-year-old girl being dragged by a man near 108th Street and Fifth Avenue, according to NBC LA.
One of the responding officers was shot while wearing a protective vest, according to NBC Los Angeles. That officer was hospitalized, but in good condition.
Initial reports indicated that two officers were shot, but Inglewood police Capt. James Madia later confirmed with Channel 9 a second injured officer had not actually been struck by gunfire.
Both officers "are fine," Madia told the station.
Officers fired back at the gunman, but it is not yet known whether he is injured, according to the Associated Press.
In video taken on a cell phone and given to KTLA5, gunfire exchanged between police and the suspect can be heard.
PHOTO: A Police officer, holding a baby, and leading families out of the danger zone in Inglewood. pic.twitter.com/BYyoPQpPIo
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The situation reportedly began with a domestic dispute. Neighbor Kimberly Edwards told KTLA that the man who called police told them to "please get my sister out of the house," according to the LA Times.
At least two children were seen being carried out of the home just before 2 p.m.
Nearby homes were evacuated.
"It is a quite dynamic situation," Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Keith Mora told the station." It’s kind of dangerous to be out in the street. If you don’t need to be there, please stay out of the area.”
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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