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Police wound teen who pointed gun at them in North Hollywood

September 21, 2010 | 12:07 pm

Los Angeles police shot and critically wounded a 16-year-old boy who allegedly pulled a gun on officers during a narcotics investigation in the San Fernando Valley, authorities said Tuesday.

The incident was reported Monday around 6:30 p.m. at Saticoy Street and Morella Avenue in North Hollywood.

Plainclothes LAPD narcotics detectives were there conducting a drug-related investigation and spotted the boy selling drugs, department officials said.

When the officers went to talk to him, he pulled out a gun and pointed it at the detectives. Police returned fire, hitting him multiple times.

The LAPD did not immediately identify the officers. The unidentified suspect was in critical but stable condition at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, authorities said.

--Andrew Blankstein