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