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.READ MORE: Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia Gives Support For Calif. Measure That Would Use Online Sports Gambling To Fund Homeless Services
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.READ MORE: At Least One Dead From Fatal Crash In West LA
The patient was then detained by hospital security guards, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department authorities said.MORE NEWS: Norms Diner Anniversary Celebration Includes 72-Cent Breakfast Special, Hotcake Doughnut From Randy's Donuts
The victim, who was transported a trauma center with a gunshot wound to his thigh, was expected to survive, Peschiutta reported.