MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis police officer has shot and wounded a person who officials say kept paramedics from treating someone.

The department said in a news release that police were called to a home in northwest Minneapolis at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday for a report of an assault. The suspect in the assault was keeping paramedics from treating the assault victim and police tried to calm him when they arrived.

Police said a "physical altercation" happened between police and the suspect, who had not been handcuffed.

An officer then fired his weapon and struck the suspect, who was taken to a hospital.

The release didn't say where the suspect was hit or the extent of the injury, and did not provide the gender of the suspect.