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

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy involved in shooting; man taken to hospital, no deputies injured

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.

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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7:14 p.m.: This story was updated with additional details.

This story was originally published at 6:55 p.m.

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