Suspect wounded in Hanford officer-involved shooting following attempted robbery

HANFORD, Calif. (KFSN) -- An investigation is underway in Hanford after an officer-involved shooting wounded one person. It happened at about 9 p.m. Friday near Green and Ninth streets.

Hanford police say the neighborhood where the shooting happened is the second location of a crime which started blocks away. Officers say they first got a call after a man tried to rob someone at a Chase Bank ATM.

The Kings County Gang Task Force rushed to the area, and that's when police say the suspect turned on them.

"Upon arrival, officers were able to locate an individual, who was armed with a handgun, and he pointed that gun at our police officers, and he ran from the scene. Obviously a search ensued for this suspect. At some point we located the suspect, and there was an officer-involved shooting," said Parker Server with the Hanford Police Department.

Police say the suspect ran away from the ATM and then ended up in this neighborhood. They haven't released any details about what exactly happened at this location leading up to either an officer or a Kings County deputy firing a gun.

The suspect was hit in the torso. Investigators say he was taken to a nearby hospital, and his wounds are not considered life threatening.

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