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L.A. County sheriff's deputy shoots, wounds man in Compton

L.A. County sheriff's deputy shoots, wounds man in Compton
An L.A. County sheriff's deputy opened fire at and wounded a person in Compton on Wednesday evening, authorities said. (Los Angeles Times)

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot a man Wednesday evening in Compton, authorities said.

The shooting occurred around 5:40 p.m. near Compton and Long Beach boulevards, according to Deputy Amber Smith, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Department.

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The man struck by gunfire was taken to a hospital in unknown condition, Smith said. No deputies were injured.

It's unclear what led to the shooting or how many bullets the deputy fired, Smith said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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