CHP officer shot, critically wounded in Studio City
A California Highway Patrol officer was shot and critically injured during a traffic stop in Studio City Monday evening.
The shooting occurred just before 7:55 p.m. in the 4000 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, near Ventura Boulevard, according to the CHP.
The CHP officer was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
The CHP could not confirm further details surrounding the shooting.
According to media reports police were searching for a white Ford Fusion with Oregon plates in connection with the shooting.
CBSLA reported the Los Angeles Police Department and CHP went to an apartment complex in the San Fernando Valley after receiving a license plate number of the vehicle the officer pulled over during the shooting. Upon arrival, they found a white Ford Fusion matching the description of the car allegedly involved in the shooting.
Police were formulating a plan to confront the suspect, who they believed is barricaded inside the apartment building, according to CBSLA.
The public was advised to avoid the scene of the shooting in Studio City as authorities investigated.