A security guard shot while protecting the news team in California


California police arrested a man late Sunday night after apparently shooting at a security guard protecting a robbed journalist team while she was covering the Oakland teachers' strike.

KPIX, in northern California, said one of its crews was covering the teachers' strike when two suspects stole a camera and a tripod. The employees returned the equipment and one of the suspects then exchanged shots with a guard who accompanied the news crew.

The security officer was shot in the leg, said KPIX. He was taken to the hospital and is stable.

The police subsequently arrested a 21-year-old man who, suspected of shooting at the security guard, went to a nearby hospital several times.

According to the Associated Press, teams of journalists and photographers from the San Francisco Bay Area have been the target of at least a dozen flights since 2012.

The AP reported that a KPIX cameraman had been hit and that his camera had been stolen while he was filming in front of an Oakland High School in 2012.

About 3,000 members of the Oakland Education Association (OAS) have been on strike since Thursday to protest low wages and a reduction in the district's resources.

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