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