Man Shot by Off-Duty Deputy in Mid-City Neighborhood

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An investigation was underway on Dec. 31, 2019, after a man was shot by an off-duty sheriff's deputy in the Mid-City area. (Credit: KTLA)

An investigation was underway on Dec. 31, 2019, after a man was shot by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy in the Mid-City area. (Credit: KTLA)

An off-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a shooting in the Mid-City neighborhood Tuesday.

Detectives responded about 5 a.m. to the incident in the 3000 block of Vera Avenue, a Sheriff’s Department news release stated.

It was unclear what prompted the off-duty deputy to open fire but a man was struck, according to the news release.

The man was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.

The unidentified deputy was not injured in the incident.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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