Woman shot by deputies in the 800 block of Fillmore

A woman was shot by Kern County Sheriff's deputies in Ford City Sunday night.

Deputies were sent to a home on the 800 block of Fillmore about 7:45 p.m.

A short time later radio traffic indicated a woman was armed with a knife, followed moments later by reports of an officer-involved shooting.

Neighbors confirmed that a woman was shot.
The victim was taken by the scene by ambulance to be transferred to a medivac helicopter.
Her condition was not known.

There was not immediate information on why deputies were sent to the Fillmore address.

Access to the 800 block of Fillmore, which dead ends, was being blocked at Hawthorne Street.
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