Man shot in foot during confrontation with officers in Vermont Square

A man was shot in the foot late Tuesday during a confrontation with LAPD officers in Vermont Square

A man was shot in the foot late Tuesday during a confrontation with LAPD officers in Vermont Square.

Officers from LAPD's 77th Station approached a disruptive, gun-wielding man about 10:45 p.m. at 54th Street and Budlong Avenue, Officer Jack Richter said.

An officer-involved shooting happened and the man was shot in the foot, he said.

No officers were hurt in the incident, and the man -- whose name has not been released -- was taken into custody.

Hours later, officers patrolling the neighborhood of 52nd Street and Saint Andrews Place in South L.A. were involved in another shooting.

Police said a gunman pointed a weapon at officers, prompting one of them to fire their handgun. No one was struck by gunfire.

Aided by police dogs, SWAT and other officers searched a four-block area for the gunman and a possible second suspect, but did not find them.

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