BY LUCY GUANUNA
EL SERENO — An investigation is underway in the police shooting of an 18-year-old man Thursday afternoon.
The LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division officers conducted a pedestrian stop at about 3:15 p.m. in the 4400 block of Turquoise Street, said Officer Rosario Herrera. At some point during the pedestrian stop, one of the officers shot the man.
The suspect was struck and transported to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, said Herrera. No officers were injured.
A gun was recovered at the scene, but it is unclear what lead to the shooting. A description of the suspect and the officer was not available at this time.
Neighbors said the man graduated from high school this week, said NBC4.
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Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
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