By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A man was shot by school police in South Los Angeles Wednesday.

Los Angeles School Police Department officers responded at about 1:15 p.m. to a report of a man in a vehicle causing a disturbance near George Washington Carver Middle School, located at 4410 McKinley Ave., according to the department’s Sgt. Rudy Perez.

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Once officers found and contacted the man, an altercation ensued and he allegedly pulled a knife before fleeing the scene on foot.

The man ran to the area of East 43rd Street and McKinley Avenue, about a block from school, where he was shot at least once by school police, Perez said.

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The man was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

An investigation into the shooting was ongoing. No further details were released.

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The Los Angeles School Police Department provides police services to the Los Angeles Unified School District.