A man was shot and wounded Saturday evening by Los Angeles Police Department officers who claimed he was armed with a gun when they spotted him while patrolling the Historic South-Central area.

The shooting occurred about 9:40 p.m. at 36th Place and Maple Avenue, according to Officer D. Orris of the LAPD’s Operations Center. It was unclear what happened that precipitated the shooting.

The man in his 30s was taken to a hospital by paramedics in unknown condition, Orris said.

No officers were injured in the encounter, he said.

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