One person shot, wounded by LA County deputies in Whittier

One person was wounded in a shooting Wednesday morning involving Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in Whittier.

Deputies were called to the 12400 block of Shoemaker Avenue around 4:37 a.m.

Deputies say a 23-year-old man was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon. When they attempted to arrest him, he allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the deputies. Deputies opened fire on the man, striking him at least once. 

He was transported to the hospital in an unknown condition. His name has not been released.

No deputies were injured in the shooting.

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No additional information has been released at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

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