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SAN DIEGO -- Police swarmed to the corner of Ash and India Streets on Saturday night after an officer-involved shooting.

SDPD confirmed that the incident took place shortly before 7 p.m.

After responding to reports of a man acting erratically, an officer had called for back-up during a scuffle with a male suspect, the Watch Commander said. During the struggle, the officer tried to taser the suspect before firing one round. No one was hit, however.

The suspect was eventually taken into custody and continued to struggle with officers as he was taken away, police said. He was later transported to a hospital. The officer suffered minor injuries in the scuffle.

A large police presence remained on-scene for hours after the shooting, and India Street was closed between A and B streets.

The incident happened near the Music Box, which had a concert scheduled for Saturday night. The venue moved the entrance for the show to a back door as the investigation continued outside.

Concertgoers told FOX 5 they were surprised to find the crime scene when they arrived, but grateful that the show would go on.

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