Roads were blocked off in Boyle Heights as officers searched for a shooting suspect Tuesday night, Los Angeles police said.
The Police Department had earlier said its officers were involved in a shooting. But around 11:30 p.m., the agency said one officer was hurt but the injury was not the result of gunfire.
There was no information on the nature of the officer’s injury or their condition.
It remained unclear whether police or the suspect had opened fire.
Officer Mike Lopez, an LAPD spokesperson, had earlier told KTLA that a shooting occurred around 9:40 p.m. near the corner of First and Gless streets.
Lopez said he had no information on what led up to the gunfire. It was also unclear if anyone was struck.
Police did not specify when or where the shooting the suspect was wanted in had occurred.
LAPD tweeted that officers had set up a perimeter in the area as they searched for the alleged gunman.
Lopez said police were looking for a Latino man with a tattoo under one eye.
In a tweet, Los Angeles Times reporter James Queally said no officers were hurt.
No further details were available.
KTLA’s Matt Phillips contributed to this report.
We can confirm there has been an Officer-Involved Shooting in LAPD Hollenbeck Division, in the area of 1st Street & Gless Street. A Public Information Officer is responding to the scene and we will provide more details as they become available.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) October 23, 2019
This is an OIS, according to an LAPD spokeswoman. No officers were hurt, earlier media reports saying as much were incorrect. No other details available at this time. https://t.co/1MDsuDEqWq
— James Queally (@JamesQueallyLAT) October 23, 2019