- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - Two Northern California police officers were shot Wednesday after a traffic stop turned violent. The shooter remains on the loose.

The officers were taken to nearby hospitals, and investigators are searching for at least one suspect, the Fremont Police Department said. Police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said one officer was undergoing surgery, but she declined to release any further information about their conditions.

The incident started when an officer with a year’s service with the department stopped a white pickup truck in Fremont, which is about 40 miles south of San Francisco, Bosques said. The pickup truck backed up into the officer’s patrol car, a person in the truck fired shots and the shooter and another suspect ran off.

Shortly after multiple law enforcement agencies flooded into the area, a Fremont police officer with about 10 years of service with the department was shot in a nearby neighborhood during a shootout with the suspect. No arrests have been made.

Investigators believe there is a second suspect on the loose, but are concentrating their efforts on finding the shooter, Alameda County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Ray Kelly said. Kelly said his department has taken over tactical command of the scene while Fremont deals with its two fallen officers.

Investigators believe the dozens of officers on scene have the shooter trapped within a perimeter of four city blocks - about 10 acres square - and have ordered residents to remain in their homes and to call 911 if they see anything suspicious, Kelly said. Police helicopters are hovering over the blue-collar neighborhood, and police dogs and officers are searching “yard-by-yard and door-to-door,” he said.

“We believe we have it contained in the neighborhood,” Kelly said. “We are going to move slow, we are going to move methodically and we are going to move safely.”

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