LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Shot Outside Substation in Lancaster

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) – The Latest on the shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy

Authorities believe the gunshot that wounded a deputy outside a Los Angeles County sheriff’s station was fired from a nearby building complex that provides mental-health services and low-income housing.

Deputies on Wednesday evening are searching for the shooter inside the block-long, four-story structure that overlooks the sheriff’s facility in downtown Lancaster, north of Los Angeles.

Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris says the deputy was wearing a ballistic vest when he was struck while standing in a parking lot. Parris says the vest deflected the bullet into the shoulder of the deputy, who’s expected to recover.

Parris says it appears the shooting was a random act and not one directed at the specific deputy.

The mayor says the area is locked down, and there’s no threat to the general public.