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Police search South L.A. for man who may have been shot in chase

Police are searching for a man who escaped a police chase Wednesday morning in South Los Angeles.

Police fired at the man during the foot chase, but it was unclear if he was injured in the spray of bullets, said Sara Faden, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

The incident began when police stopped three men walking near the intersection of Kansas Avenue and 45th Street, Faden said. When police approached the men, one of them fled.

At least two officers chased the man. When he turned and pointed a handgun at the officers, at least one of the officers shot at him, Faden said.

Faden said the other two pedestrians were taken into custody on pending charges.

-- Kate Linthicum

 
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