Los Angeles Officer Wounded As Gunfire Erupts Inside Police Station

Gunfire broke out at 8:30 p.m. last night after a gunman walked into Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau and opened fire. An officer was shot at seven times and was wounded, police told the Los Angeles Times. The wounded officer, along with another officer, returned fire and struck the gunman. He was in stable condition and in “good spirits,” said Police Chief Charlie Beck. The officer was wearing a ballistic vest, which stopped some of the rounds.

Police did not release the wounded officer’s name but did say he was a seven-year veteran. The other officer involved in the shooting was a woman and has been on the force for a little more than four years. A member of a neighborhood council meeting in the building at the time said, “We were just holding hands, looking at each other saying, ‘Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God.'”

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