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Police are investigating a shooting at the Santa Monica Pier early Thursday that prompted the closure of the popular tourist spot for most of the morning. officials said.

Santa Monica Police Department officials respond to a shooting at the pier on Aug. 23, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Santa Monica Police Department officials respond to a shooting at the pier on Aug. 23, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

At about 6:05 a.m., a fisherman notified guards after seeing a woman in her 20s with a gunshot wound to her thigh at the west end of the pier near the Mariasol restaurant, according to authorities.

The woman was taken to a local hospital. Her wounds are not life-threatening, officials said.

The woman told police she had been shot by a man in his 20s who was accompanied by a woman, said Rudy Flores, a spokesman for the Santa Monica Police Department. When questioned further, the woman gave no other information and became “vague” and “uncooperative,” he said.

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