LOS ANGELES – Police shot a 25-year-old woman armed with a knife north of Koreatown, authorities said Thursday.
The shooting occurred at 11:02 p.m. Wednesday after Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at 341 Kenmore Ave. between Third and Fourth streets.
Upon their arrival, they were confronted by the suspect wielding a knife and opened fire, according to an LAPD spokeswoman.
The woman was struck by officers’ gunfire and taken to a hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department personnel. She was reported in stable condition and is expected to survive.
Police report upon arrival at the scene, the woman attacked a man with a knife. The victim was described as an adult Hispanic man. He sustained minor lacerations caused by the woman and was treated at the scene. Police say he was released shortly thereafter.
The relationship between the man and woman and the reason for the altercation was unknown, police said. The knife found at the scene will be entered as evidence.
No officers were injured during the shooting, police said.