Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday shared a photo of himself with a LAPD officer who was injured in a shooting near downtown Friday night.
The photo shows the mayor holding Officer Joy Park’s hand as she lays in a hospital bed.
Garcetti wrote in his post that Park is expected to make a full recovery and “says she can’t wait to get back on her feet.”
Park was injured Friday while she and her partner were responding to a call in the Westlake District on Harford Avenue south of Seventh Street.
Someone fired multiple rounds from a distance at the officers and Park was struck in the leg.
A 28-year-old man was taken into custody after the shooting.
Park was described as being close to the end of her probationary period after graduating from the Los Angeles Police Academy.
In his post, Garcetti said Park was born in Korea and educated in the U.S. before graduating from the academy in April.
“Thank you to her (LAPD Rampart division) and academy class brothers and sisters for all the support you’ve given Joy over the last two days,” Garcetti wrote, also thanking hospital staff who have taken care of the officer.
Proud of @lapdhq Officer Joy Park, recovering from a gunshot wound from two nights ago when she and her partner were ambushed and shot at in Rampart Division. Born in Korea and educated here for college, she graduated from the LAPD Academy in April. Officer Park sustained a shot in her leg. She is expected to make a full recovery and says she can't wait to get back on her feet. Thank you to her @lapdrampart and academy class brothers and sisters for all the support you've given Joy over the last two days. And thank you to the incredible @lacuscmedcenter doctors, nurses, and staff that have taken care of Joy.
Correction: Per Mayor Eric Garcetti’s original Instagram post, an earlier version of this article gave an incorrect last name for officer Joy Park. This post has been updated.