Police Continue Search for Masked Carjacking Suspects

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VENICE (CNS) - A manhunt for two armed and masked carjacking suspects who allegedly fired shots while stealing a woman's car at gunpoint near a Santa Monica parking lot near the Venice border continues Wednesday morning.

Santa Monica Police Department officers initially responded at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of Main Street regarding reports of shots fired during a carjacking near one of the city's beach parking lots, Sgt. Frank Marnell told City News Service.

According to CBS 2, the victim, who was unharmed, walked to the Santa Monica Police Department and reported the crime.

The suspects fired shots and hit at least one vehicle before leaving the area into nearby Venice and crashing the stolen vehicle into another one, according to KNBC 4.

Police found several shell casings at the scene of the carjacking.

Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Pacific Division station created a perimeter at Main Street and Rose Avenue to search for the suspects, LAPD Officer Tony Im told City News Service.

According to Fox 11, at least one suspect is believed to be armed with a semi-automatic weapon.

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