The suspects fired on the police car with a rifle as the officers drove by in South Los Angeles.
One person is in custody.
They are already comparing the incident to the shooting in New York last week where two officers were shot dead while sitting in their patrol car.
“>NBC Los Angeles reported:
Dozens of police officers swarmed a South Los Angeles neighborhood Sunday night in search of a gunman after an LAPD patrol car was shot at with a rifle, officials said.
The department declared a citywide tactical alert, sending every available officer to the area of 62nd and Hoover streets, LAPD officials said.
Officers were driving in the area about 9:30 p.m. when their squad car was fired upon by two people, police said.
The officers fired back, but the two people fled.
LAPD SWAT taking the blatant shooting at officers extremely serious. Additional SWAT officers along with LASD SWAT responding to the search!
— Hollywood 311 (@HollywoodLA311) December 29, 2014
A weapon was recovered at the scene of the shooting.
1 in custody, weapon recovered after 2 LAPD officers shot at in South LA; manhunt continues for 2nd person http://t.co/XBtn6fYT7I
— KTLA (@KTLA) December 29, 2014