WILLOWBROOK (CBSLA.com) — A hospital employee was shot and injured Monday in South Los Angeles.

Officials responded around 12:15 p.m. to the Mental Health Urgent Care center, which is an urgent care facility on the MLK Medical Campus in the 12000 block of South Wilmington Avenue.

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A man in his 20s had been brought in for treatment by his family when he became agitated and shot a male nurse, KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports.

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The patient was then detained by hospital security guards, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department authorities said.

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The victim, who was transported a trauma center with a gunshot wound to his thigh, was expected to survive, Peschiutta reported.