Campus officer shoots and wounds one at California community college

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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 4:21 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A campus police officer shot and wounded a person on Thursday in a parking lot at a Southern California community college after a report of a possible hostage situation, a school representative said.

The circumstances of the shooting at El Camino College in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance were not immediately clear, although the shooting followed a report of a hostage situation, the representative said. The person shot was taken by ambulance to a hospital, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Sergeant Carmen Arballo.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)