Three people who were detained after gunmen opened fire on two plainclothes Los Angeles police officers were released Monday afternoon and police officials pledged to continue investigating the shooting, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The three people -- who were not identified -- were released at 2:41 p.m., Officer Sara Faden said.

The trio were detained amid an intensive search Sunday by dozens of police officers and the LAPD's SWAT unit that covered several blocks near 65th Street and Broadway.

At the South L.A. intersection about 5:45 p.m., police say, two plainclothes officers assigned to the 77th Street Division narcotics section were driving in an unmarked car when they were fired at.

It did not appear the officers were caught in an exchange of gunfire.

Both suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Paramedics removed bullet fragments from one officer's arms.

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