A suspect was hit Monay when at least one of two detectives confronted with gunfire in a possible ambush returned fire.
Officer Julie Sohn, an LAPD spokeswoman, said the shooting occurred in the 600 block of 43rd Place at 2:30 p.m.
The detectives were not injured. The suspect was taken to a hospital.
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Police said officers were working on a case when they ran into the person at the center of the investigation.
That's when an exchange of gunfire took place, police said.