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LAPD responding to ‘officer-involved shooting’ as man reportedly attacks cop at police station

LAPD responding to ‘officer-involved shooting’ as man reportedly attacks cop at police station
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has confirmed a shooting involving one of its officers. One officer was hospitalized with injuries, the LAPD's police chief said.

The incident occurred at LAPD’s Harbor Station in San Pedro. Police have blocked off the parking lot around the station. 

A reporter from a local NBC affiliate said that police sources told him that an officer sustained injuries after being pistol-whipped and that one shot was fired by police at the suspect.

LAPD Police Chief Michel Moore said the officer was being treated for bruises but had not been shot. One suspect was taken into custody after being pursued by police.

Hours earlier, an off-duty officer had his vehicle shot multiple times but survived uninjured. Los Angeles has seen a recent uptick in violence against police. In mid-September, two deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department were ambushed and shot. Both deputies survived the attack. 

The shootings come amid nationwide protests against alleged acts of police brutality, with many of the demonstrations ending in violence. Two police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday night amid demonstrations over the death of Breonna Taylor.

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