UPDATE, 10:45a ET: A police spokesman tells Fox News that the officer who was wounded was not wearing a bulletproof vest, contrary to previous reports. Stay tuned for further details.


A Los Angeles police officer is recovering this morning after a gunman burst into a police station and opened fire, hitting him seven times at close range. The attack happened at about 8:30 p.m. local time Monday at the LAPD's West Traffic Division station.


CAUGHT ON TAPE: Hero Cop Saves Toddler From Knife-Wielding Man


William La Jeunesse reported this morning that a man walked into the station and said to the two officers at the front desk that he had a complaint. Then, without warning, he pulled out a semiautomatic pistol and started shooting.

Initial reports stated that the seven-year veteran of the force was saved by his bulletproof vest, which blocked some of the shots. He suffered wounds to his shoulder.

The officer and a female colleague were able to return fire, wounding the gunman several times.

The identities of the officers and the gunman have not been released yet. The wounded officer is in stable condition, while the gunman is also expected to survive.


Dash Cam Video: Cop Rescues Woman From Burning Car


The incident left LAPD Chief Charlie Beck amazed, saying the heroic officer was saved "by the grace of God." He also tweeted about the attack late Monday.

Authorities said so far in the investigation, no officers have recognized the shooter or remember having prior contact with him. La Jeunesse reported that the situation could have been much worse, since there was a community meeting going on in the station at the time of the attack.

Bullets ended up in that room as well, but no one inside was hurt as people dove for cover. The shooter's gun and vehicle were recovered.

Stay tuned to Fox News for more developments on this story.


'Mama Bear Was Awoken': Cop Describes Chasing Suspects After Being Shot


AMAZING RESCUE: NJ Police Officer Pulls 61-Year-Old Driver From Burning Car