LAPD shoot, wound suspect after being fired upon at gang party in South LA, authorities say

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Los Angeles police shot and wounded a person after encountering several suspected gang members at a home in the Vermont Vista neighborhood Sunday evening, authorities said. (KABC)

Los Angeles police shot wounded a gunman in an exchange of gunfire that occurred after officers encountered several suspected gang members at a home in the Vermont Vista neighborhood Sunday evening, authorities said.

An LAPD gang unit was patrolling the area of 99th and Figueroa Streets when the officers came upon a "gang party" at the residence, according to the police department.

At least one suspect shot at the officers, who returned fire as several people fled the scene, authorities said. The gunman was struck in the shoulder and transported to a hospital in fair condition.

No officers were injured.

A weapon was recovered at the scene, the LAPD said.

Investigators detained multiple people at the location and interviewed them, police said, adding that no one was being sought Monday morning.

Figueroa was closed between 98th Streeet and Century Boulevard as the investigation continued.
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