Clashes between police and suspect continue in San Gabriel Valley after 24 hours

A gunman who opened fire on Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies responding to an emergency call remained barricaded in a home in the San Gabriel Valley on Saturday afternoon, more than 24 hours after the start of the the clash, officials said.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon around 2:29 p.m. Friday near the 16900 block of Wing Lane in Valinda, authorities said. When officers arrived, officials said, the suspect began shooting and deputies returned fire. The suspect then barricaded himself inside the house where he lives.

Crisis negotiators and personnel from the department’s special law enforcement office are on the scene.

“He’s pretty much stagnant at this point,” LASD deputy Michael Chen said.

No one was hit by gunfire and a female victim was taken to a local hospital with a non-shooting related injury, the department said in a statement.

Sheriff’s deputies evacuated nearby residents to a local high school where the Red Cross is helping with relief efforts, Chen said.

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