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LAPD Officer Hospitalized After Shooting Near Police Station

A Los Angeles Police Department officer was shot early Thursday near a police station in the South Los Angeles area, according to the department.

The shooting happened at 34th Street and Central Avenue. The location is near the LAPD’s Newton Division Police Station.

The officer, who was transported to a hospital, was conscious and breathing, police said. 

Too many guns in too many hands.

LAPD Chief Michel Moore

“Grateful our officer will survive this unprovoked attack,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said in a tweet. “Just spoke with him by phone. Our Robbery Homicide detectives have investigation and I’m confident they will identify the individual(s) responsible. Too many guns in too many hands.”

Details about the officer’s condition and what led to the shooting were not immediately available. 

One person was taken into custody in connection with the shooting near 29th Street and Naomi Avenue, police said. Details about the individual’s identity were not immediately available.

Streets in the area are closed for the investigation. Aerial video showed officers with flashlights searching on streets and sidewalks before dawn.

Source: NBC Los Angeles

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