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

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.

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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.

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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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