LOS ANGELES - A woman who police say was holding a knife was wounded in an officer-involved shooting today in the Vermont Knolls area of South Los Angeles.
The shooting occurred near 78th and Hoover streets around 1:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Officers went to the scene on a report of "a woman requesting police," an LAPD statement said.
"Upon arrival to the scene, officers located a lone female sitting on the curb of the location,'' police said. "The officers tried to get the female to stand up, at which time she backed away and produced a knife. The female suspect ignored officers commands to drop the knife and began advancing toward them, at which point an officer-involved shooting occurred."
Paramedics took the woman to a hospital in critical condition. No officers were injured. A knife was recovered at scene, police said.