GARDENA  — A sheriff’s deputy shot a reckless DUI suspect who crashed during a vehicle pursuit Sunday night in Gardena, authorities said.

The shooting was reported at 10:48 p.m. in the 15900 block of Atkinson Avenue, according to Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Information Bureau.

It was not known what led the deputy to shoot the suspect in the upper body but it appeared the wound was not life-threatening, Koerner said. Paramedics took the suspect to a hospital for treatment.

No deputies were injured, he said.

Details about the pursuit were not immediately available, Koerner said.

LA Daily News