Man Injured in Deputy-Involved Shooting in Van Nuys; 1 in Custody: LASD

A man was injured Monday afternoon in a deputy-involved shooting in Van Nuys, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported.

One person was wounded on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 in a deputy-involved shooting in Van Nuys. (Credit: KTLA)

One person was wounded on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 in a deputy-involved shooting in Van Nuys. (Credit: KTLA)

The shooting occurred about 2:45 p.m. at Van Nuys Boulevard and Valerio Street.

The deputy was heading to lunch at a Cuban restaurant in the area when he witnessed people involved in what he thought was drug activity, Capt. Steve Katz said.

When the deputy confronted the group, a man allegedly pulled out a gun and the deputy opened fire. The man was shot and was taken to a local hospital where he was undergoing surgery, Katz said. He is in stable condition.

Another man was taken into custody, but two other people got away, Katz said.

Both the man who was shot and the man who was arrested had warrants out for their arrests. Officials believe they the suspects are gang members.

No deputies were injured in the shooting.

KTLA's Cindy Von Quednow contributed to this story.