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UPDATED: On-Duty LAPD Officer Shot in South LA

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An LAPD officer was shot at multiple times in South Los Angeles this afternoon while making a pedestrian stop, according to ABC 7.The shooting happened this afternoon in South Los Angeles around 2:45 p.m. near Western Avenue and W. 70th Street.

Authorities have cordoned off the area around the shooting while they search for the suspects.

The officer, who was shot at many times, was rushed to California Hospital Medical Center, according myFoxLA.

We'll bring you more updates as we get them.

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UPDATE: (4:30) ABC 7 is reporting that authorities have taken one suspect into custody and they're looking for another. A spokesman for the LAPD said that the police officers returned fire.

UPDATE: (4:23) LA Weekly has an anonymous reader who told them that the suspects ran through her house: "They told me to open the door. They entered by the back door, and then I opened the front door and they left. They entered my house, but I didn't see no guns."

UPDATE: (3:48) Earlier reports that the officer was in critical condition were incorrect, according to The Los Angeles Times. They are reporting that two shots to his chest were absorbed by his protective vest. Another shot hit his wrist and shattered his elbow.

The attack occurred on Western Avenue when the officer pulled over several pedestrians and one cyclist. As soon as the officer and his partner got out of the car, one of the men opened fired 12 to 15 shots.

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