A Los Angeles police officer was shot multiple times and seriously injured today in the Hyde Park area.
Officers from the 77th Street station were questioning pedestrians near 70th Street and Western Avenue when a group of suspects opened fire around 2:45 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. One officer was shot several times and taken to a hospital in serious condition, LAPD spokesman Richard French said.
French said it was not immediately known how many suspects or officers were involved. A search for the suspects was continuing, and a stretch of Western Avenue was closed as a throng of officers descended on the area.