An off-duty officer was injured and a suspect was wounded in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning in North Hills. Photo via OnScene.TV.


An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was injured Wednesday and a suspect was wounded in an officer-involved shooting in North Hills, authorities said.

The shooting occurred about 1 a.m. at 8923 Orion Ave., said Sgt. Andrew Kukla of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Division.

Responding officers located the off-duty officer and the wounded suspect, and both were transported for hospital treatment in stable condition, Kukla said. Their names were not released.

According to the preliminary investigation, two off-duty LAPD officers were involved in a confrontation with a man who struck one of them in the head with a hard object, LAPD Officer Sal Ramirez said. One of the officers then shot the man in the abdomen, he said. Police did not reveal which officer fired.

It wasn’t immediately clear what led up to the confrontation, which occurred nearly two hours after a non-injury officer-involved shooting about a mile away.

That shooting occurred about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, when officers went to the Palm Tree Inn Motel at 8424 Sepulveda Blvd. in response to a report of a man shooting a gun off in the motel’s courtyard, Kukla said.

Officers shot at the man, but he was not struck, Kukla said. The suspect surrendered and was taken into custody.

—City News Service

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