LA County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded

By the Associated Press | September 2, 2012 | 2:35 PM EDT

EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been shot and wounded in the city of El Monte.

Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker says the shooting happened just before 9 a.m. Sunday. Parker says the deputy's condition is not known.

Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.

An off-ramp to the westbound 60 Freeway in Southern California has been shut down due to the shooting.