LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A school police officer was shot Monday by a teen-age gunman but escaped serious injury because he was wearing a bulletproof vest, police said.
The gunman fired once into the officer's chest after a confrontation in the parking structure at Belmont High School, Officer La Donna Cissell said. The teen and a second teen with him then ran away, Cissell said.
Officer Conrad Bonilla, 33, managed to return fire, but it was unclear if the suspects were wounded. Bonilla was treated at a hospital and released.
The officer told police he was confronted about 7:30 a.m. by two youths, ages 17 or 18, Cissell said. One had a handgun.
It wasn't immediately known what led to the shooting and it wasn't known if the teens were students.
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