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Whittier police officer and suspect shot, hospitalized after confrontation

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A Whittier police officer was shot Monday night in a confrontation with an individual who also suffered a gunshot wound. Both were hospitalized, a law enforcement source told The Times.

The shooting occurred in the area of Pickering Avenue and Penn Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The Whittier officer was immediately taken to the trauma center of a local hospital, and the suspect was transported from the scene by ambulance, according to the source, who was not authorized to speak on the record.

Their conditions were initially unknown.

No details on the nature of the confrontation were immediately available.

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