A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was rushed to a hospital Friday morning after she was accidentally shot in the leg by another deputy, authorities said.
The incident — which authorities characterized as an “accidental discharge” — occurred at approximately 5:10 a.m. in the parking lot of the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station, at 1310 W. Imperial Highway, according to department officials.
Deputy Shawn Dubusky, a department spokesman, said that one deputy’s gun went off unintentionally and that the round struck the female deputy in her leg.
The injured deputy’s condition was not immediately available Friday morning.
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Editor’s note: Authorities previously told the Los Angeles Times that the deputy had accidentally shot herself in the leg. This story has been updated.