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L.A. County deputy shot in Florence-Firestone area

November 16, 2012 | 10:10 pm

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was shot in Florence-Firestone area Friday evening, according to a broadcast report.

Sheriff's officials would say only that a deputy had been shot. KCAL-TV (Channel 9) was reporting that the deputy was a member of the Sheriff’s Department's gang-suppression unit and that his condition is not known.

The deputy was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, the station reported.

The station also aired live video of a "containment zone" of about 10 blocks being set up shortly before 10 p.m.

Details of the shooting were not immediately available.

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