One person has been taken into custody over the shooting of two police officers in the US city of San Diego.

The San Diego Police Department said on Twitter that they were still searching for other possible suspects.

The drama in the Californian city began about 6pm NZT, when police tweeted that two
officers were shot in the 3800 block of Boston Avenue.

Police said the condition of the officers was unknown.

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"Keep them in your prayers," the tweet said.

An "active search" was still underway, police said.

"Residents need to shelter in place."

Tensions between police and the US public have been high in recent weeks following the shootings of a number of unarmed men by officers.

Eight police officers have been killed in separate attacks in the US cities of Baton Rouge and Dallas.

More to follow.