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Officer Released From Hospital After Reseda Elementary School-Area Shooting

A gunman opened fire on responding officers before being taken into custody, police said



    Squad cars and emergency personnel at the scene of a shots fired report Monday Feb. 10, 2014 in Reseda.

    A police officer was released from the hospital Monday afternoon after a shooting that prompted the lockdown of a San Fernando Valley elementary school.

    Police responded to the 7200 block of Capps Avenue, (map) near Reseda Elementary School, after reports of a gunman with an attack dog and shooting on a nearby street.

    Responding officers attempted to confront a man who opened fire on officers, police told NBC News. One officer suffered an arm injury, but the wound is not considered life-threatening.

    LAPD Describes Confrontation With Gunman

    [LA] LAPD Describes Confrontation With Gunman
    Los Angeles police discuss a report of a gunman that led to school lockdowns in Reseda. Patrick Healy reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Monday Feb. 10, 2014.
    (Published Monday, Feb. 10, 2014)

    Aerial video showed paramedics treating the officer at the location. Video showed him walking on his own and speaking with paramedics. He was taken to the hospital and released by about 3 p.m., officials said.

    The gunman was taken into custody, but further details about the shooter were not immediately available. The shooting victim was hospitalized, police said.

    Investigators were trying to determine the relationship between the gunman and shooting victim found blocks away from the confrontation with officers.

    It was not clear whether any of the officers returned fire, according to the LAPD.