Off-duty LAPD officer shot in South L.A.

Recent news: An off-duty Los Angeles police officer died after being shot in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood in south Los Angeles, authorities have confirmed. Further updates can be found by following the link below.

Off-duty officer shot dead in southern LA; the search for suspects continues

Original message: A Los Angeles police officer on discharge was rushed to hospital after being shot dead in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood in south Los Angeles, authorities said.

The incident took place just before 9:30 p.m. in the 8700 block of Beach Street in southern LA, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which dispatched deputies to the scene.

Sheriff officials said the officer on leave was shot dead during an attempted robbery.

MPs transported the victim to St. Francis Medical Center in an unknown condition. The extent of the victim’s injuries was not immediately known.

Officers blocked the intersection of Beach Street and Firestone, and it was not known when the area would reopen again.

Police were looking for a vehicle that had fled the scene, but descriptions of the suspect (s) and the vehicle were not immediately available.

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