Man Shot by Sheriff’s Deputies in LA’s Mid-City Area

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputies shot and injured a man in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.


A black SUV with gunshot holes remained at the cordoned-off scene of a deputy-involved shooting in Mid-City on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.

A man was hit by gunfire at about 3:55 p.m. in the 1700 block of Burnside Avenue (map), according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.

The injured man, described only as an adult male suspect, was taken to a hospital. His condition was not known.

No deputies were injured in the incident.

Homicide Bureau detectives were responding to the scene, where a black SUV could be seen riddled with bullet holes.

A resident who lives in the 12-unit complex where the shooting was reported said she heard as many as six gunshots. Others said there had been a heavy police presence — both in marked patrol cars and apparent undercover vehicles — in the area recently.

The residential area is patrolled by the Los Angeles Police Department; it’s unclear what deputies were doing when the shooting occurred.


The sheriff’s department responded to the scene of the shooting.

The Homicide Bureau, Internal Affairs and the District Attorney’s Office all launch investigation when a deputy-involved shooting occurs, the sheriff’s department news release noted.

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