LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A search was underway Sunday for a gunman responsible for shooting an off-duty deputy in East Los Angeles.
The incident unfolded just after 2:20 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of N. Hazard Avenue.
It was there that detectives say the off-duty deputy was driving when he was approached by a man in his 20s who produced a handgun and opened fire.
The deputy was struck in the lower body while seated in his car and returned fire. It remains unclear whether the suspect was struck, but several vehicles nearby were shot at and damaged.
The suspect was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt and black shorts. He fled the scene on foot.
The deputy took himself to the hospital where he was treated and is expected to be okay.
Anyone with information about this incident was asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.