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Hawthorne officer shot, hospitalized; suspect arrested

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Posted at 11:53 AM, Apr 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-07 14:53:47-04

HAWTHORNE (CNS) - A Hawthorne police officer was wounded and a person has been arrested in connection with an officer-involved shooting this morning.

Officers were dispatched about 9:20 a.m. to the 14400 block of Aviation Boulevard, where the shooting occurred, according to a watch commander at the Hawthorne Police Department.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was called about 9:30 a.m. to assist in the investigation, according to the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

Paramedics rushed the wounded officer to an area hospital, and a person has been detained in connection with the shooting, he said.

It was unclear if the person being detained was the shooter, he said. A witness at the scene told reporters he saw the suspect pull his gun out and heard ``tons of gunfire.''

Authorities urged the public to avoid the area of Rosecrans and Aviation.