Man Shot by Deputy in Watts; Incident Draws Large Crowd

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A large crowd gathered at the Nickerson Gardens housing project in Watts Wednesday night after a man was shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, officials said.

A large crowd gathered after a man was shot by at least one Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputy on Aug. 16, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The shooting was reported about 7:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of 115th Street, sheriff’s officials said in a news release.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed a man on the ground who appeared to have been wounded in his lower body. He was treated at the scene and eventually transported. His condition is unknown.

No deputies were injured during the incident.

A large crowed gathered after the shooting and during the investigation, aerial video showed.

LAPD officials also responded to the scene for backup.

A week ago, a crowd clashed with Los Angeles police officers during another incident in the same area.

Sacramento Kings’ Zach Randolph, 36, was was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale that night. Another person was also arrested, according to the Los Angeles Times.