The Latest: Sacramento officer badly wounded by gunman

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Sacramento police officer (all times local):

8:15 p.m.

A Sacramento police officer shot while responding to a report of shots fired is said to have serious injuries.

Councilman Allen Warren tells the Sacramento Bee that the officer is, in his words, “hurt bad.”

KTXL-TV reports that the officer was in North Sacramento Wednesday evening when she was hit and then pinned down in a yard.

KTXL-TV says other officers tried to reach her but a man with a rifle was shooting from another home.

She was taken to a hospital.

Police called in a SWAT team and have surrounded the home, warning residents to stay away or keep indoors because of the active shooter.

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7:23 p.m.

Authorities say a Sacramento police officer has been shot in a possible ambush and a gunman continues to hold off those trying to reach her.

KTXL-TV says a lieutenant is reporting that the officer was responding to a report of shots fired in the North Sacramento neighborhood Wednesday evening when she was hit and is pinned down in the yard of a home.

The Sacramento Bee indicates the officer is in a backyard. There’s no word on her condition.

Because of the gunman, police are warning residents to stay out of the area near the intersection of Redwood Avenue and Edgewater Road.

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