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One officer was killed in Riverside, California

One officer was killed and two California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers were injured on Monday when a gun battle broke out in Riverside, California, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles, during a traffic stop.

The incident took place before 5:35 p.m. local time. The officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect who used an assault rifle-type weapon. One of the officers was airlifted to a hospital by a local sheriff's department helicopter. Emergency personnel were seen giving CPR to one person. The gunman was killed. His name has not been released. One bystander, a civilian who was not in the immediate area of the shooting scene, was also injured. It is believed the person was struck by debris or shrapnel, not gunfire.

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Law enforcement agencies, including Riverside police and the county sheriff's office rushed to the scene to assist. They recovered a fire arm at the scene. Authorities do not know why the suspect fired on officers. Aerial footage revealed one CHP vehicle with the driver's side window blown out from gunfire. A second was riddled with bullets on its windshield.The immediate area was closed to traffic due to the investigation.

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