UPDATE: Deputy shoots dog in Pico Rivera, another deputy grazed by bullet

PICO RIVERA — A deputy shot and killed a pit bull Thursday in a residential neighborhood, apparently grazing a fellow deputy with his gunfire, officials said.
The incident was reported shortly after noon in the 8700 block of West Boulevard, Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Headquarter’s Bureau said.
Deputies were responding to a report of a possible gunshot victim when they encountered the animal, sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said. No gunshot victim was found.
The the circumstances of what took place next remained under investigation, however at least one deputy opened fire on the dog, Nishida said.
A bullet apparently nicked one of the deputies at the scene, she added.
“One of the deputies had a very, very minor grazing wound,” she said.
It was not immediately clear if the injured deputy was struck by a ricocheted bullet or direct fire.
The Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau, which routinely investigated deputy- and officer-involved shootings in Los Angeles County, was called in to assist in the investigation.

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