Post office manager wounded in shooting near Pico-Robertson

A post office near Pico-Robertson was the site of shooting last night.

According to a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson, a manager of the Preuss Station Post Office at 1200 South Alfred Street was shot in the hand last night.

The manager observed a suspect trying to break into the building. The manager confronted the suspect, a struggle ensued, and the manager was struck in the hand by a bullet. The suspect fled and has not been apprehended. The gun was recovered by police at the scene.

The shooting was reported about 8:10 pm, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times also reported that the manger’s injury was not life-threatening.

Helicopters could be heard hovering over the neighborhood and surrounding areas late into the night.

According to the Los Angeles Times’ Mapping L.A. project, until last night’s shooting, the last violent crime to be reported in or around Pico-Robertson was an assault with a deadly weapon at 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the 8600 block of Airdrome Street.