Man accused of pointing handgun at traffic in South LA struck by police gunfire

A man who allegedly pointed a firearm at traffic in South Los Angeles on Tuesday night was hospitalized after he was struck by police gunfire. 

Newton Division officers responded to a radio call just before 7:10 p.m. which indicated a man armed with a handgun was pointing the firearm at vehicles at the intersection of San Pedro Street and East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 

No officers were injured in the shooting. 

The name of the suspect was not released. 

No further information was available. 

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