2 suspects wounded in gun battle with Atlanta police

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Posted: Aug 12, 2015 6:16 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say two suspects were wounded by gunfire during a late-night shootout with Atlanta police.

Police say they tried to stop a car after reports that passengers inside were waving guns, but the driver sped away from officers late Tuesday night.

Police pursued the suspects, who jumped from the car, ran behind a house and began exchanging gunfire with the officers.

Atlanta Police Maj. Jeff Glazier tells WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/1f7ftJO) an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 24-year-old man was shot in the abdomen. Both were hospitalized. Authorities say a 22-year-old suspect was in custody with facial injuries from falling while he tried to run from police.

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None of the officers were injured.

The races of the people involved in the shooting were not immediately known.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html