SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department shot and wounded an allegedly armed man Tuesday evening in South Los Angeles.
According to LAPD, officers were called to the 1600 block of East 109th Street, near the intersection of Compton Avenue, at about 6 p.m. for an assault with a deadly weapon suspect allegedly armed with a knife.READ MORE: Hot Dog On A Stick's Offering 75-Cent Dogs On April 24 For 75th Anniversary
When officers arrived on scene, they said they found the man allegedly armed with a knife and used less lethal munitions before shooting the man.READ MORE: Beverly Grove Homeless Encampment Cleared, But Residents Say Problems With Crime Have Not Gone Away
The man was struck by gunfire and taken to a nearby hospital where he was said to be undergoing surgery. No officers were injured.
The stabbing victim was said to have sustained minor injuries and was being interviewed by detectives. Police said two knives were recovered at the scene.MORE NEWS: LA Animal Services Offering Reduced And Waived Fees For Pit Bulls, Cats
The investigation into the shooting was ongoing Tuesday night.