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L.A. County sheriff's deputy accidentally shoots self while serving search warrant in South El Monte

L.A. County sheriff's deputy accidentally shoots self while serving search warrant in South El Monte
A deputy was injured while serving a search warrant in South El Monte on Thursday morning. (KTLA)

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accidentally shot himself while serving a search warrant in South El Monte on Thursday morning, authorities said.

The narcotics deputy was serving the warrant in the 11200 block of Broadmead Street when he was hurt about 5 a.m., a sheriff's spokesperson said. The deputy shot himself in the leg and the cause of the unintentional discharge is under investigation, officials said.

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Video from the scene showed the deputy being loaded into an ambulance and taken to the hospital. His injury was not considered life-threatening, officials said.

Authorities detained four people as part of the warrant service but no other details were available.

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UPDATES:

10:05 a.m.: This article was updated with details regarding how the deputy was injured.

7:25 a.m.: This article was updated with details about the deputy's injury.

This article was originally published at 6:55 a.m.

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