CHP officer involved shooting closes northbound 110 freeway in downtown LA

A suspect was shot and wounded by at least one California Highway Patrol officer on the Harbor (110) Freeway in downtown Los Angeles, triggering a freeway closure that disrupted Tuesday morning's commute, authorities said.

The shooting was reported shortly before midnight on the northbound Harbor Freeway around Olympic Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Broadcast video showed what appeared to be a wounded suspect being loaded onto an ambulance.

All northbound lanes including transition roads were shut down and traffic was eventually diverted to the eastbound and westbound Santa Monica (10) Freeway, the CHP reported.

According to the preliminary investigation, the man was in the traffic lanes when he armed himself with an unknown-type weapon and charged at the officers, resulting in the officer-involved shooting, the LAPD reported.

The man reportedly was hospitalized in critical condition. The closure remained in effect more than seven hours after the shooting.

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