Rodney King Shot (Video)


Rodney King, famous for a videotaped police beating in 1991, has been shot in the face and arm with a shotgun.

Police were called to King's home just before midnight and when they arrived they found King and others inside drunk and uncooperative in providing details of the shooting.

King, 42, was shot two or three times from a distance by birdshot fired from a shotgun. He then bicycled about 1 1/2 miles back to his home in neighboring Rialto and called police. King was hit in the face, arms, back and torso, police said.

King was taken to a local hospital and his wounds do not appear to be life threatening.

Rodney King's beating in 1991 led to deadly rioting in Los Angeles and surrounding cities after four officers involved were acquitted.

View video of the 1991 Rodney King beating below.