Jake Heflin

Woman Shot During Altercation With Officer in Signal Hill

One woman was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.

A woman was shot in an officer-involved incident in Signal Hill Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide division.

"There were numerous calls to Long Beach Police Department regarding a female with a gun," said Lt. Holly Francisco.

She said the callers reported a woman with a gun and a sign standing on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Chery Avenue, near the border of Long Beach and Signal Hill, and acting "irrationally."

The incident was reported at 8:15 a.m., a Signal Hill police officer responed to the scene, and encountered the woman in an alleyway behind a motel in the 1800 block of Cherry Avenue.

Jake Heflin, spokesman for Long Beach Fire Department, said both his agency and Long Beach Police also responded.

The woman was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital in unknown condition. The sheriff's department will investigate the shooting.

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