A police officer was shot in a shooting in the U.S., as authorities have launched a hunt for the suspect.
The attack took place in Paso Robles, California after a gunner allegedly fired shots at the city’s police.
Residents of downtown Paso Robles have been instructed to stay at home while law enforcement is looking for the active gunman.
Authorities say they are looking for a suspect who is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Police have now released a description of the suspected gunman.
He is described as having dark curly hair and wearing a white hoodie.
Reports say he’s armed with a gun and possibly a gun or instead of.
The delegate is in a serious but stable condition in the hospital, according to American media.
San Luis Obispo (SLO) spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, Tony Cipolla, says shots were fired at the Paso Robles Police Department building at around 3.15 a.m. local time (11.15 a.m. BST).
In a tweet, SLO County Sheriff’s Office said, “Looking for an armed man who shot Paso Robles PD this morning.
Deputies and CHP responded to the incident. One deputy sheriff. He is in a serious but stable condition.
“If you are near downtown Paso Robles, you will be asked to take cover.”
CBS San Francisco reports that dozens of law enforcement officers have been smuggled from downtown Paso Robles and other outside agencies.
Officials believe the suspect was a lone gunman.
Paso Robles is a small city of approximately 30,000 residents, located 175 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Located in the middle of the California wine region, it was formerly the home of California’s President and Governor Ronald Reagan.
In 2003, the city was devastated by a 6.6 magnitude earthquake that struck just 25 miles northwest of the city, killing two women and destroying several downtown buildings.