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LAPD declares tactical alert in Watts [Updated]

October 7, 2010 |  6:11 pm

The Los Angeles Police Department declared a tactical alert in Watts on Thursday  after a call for assistance from officers at the scene of a shooting near 114th and Grape streets.

[Updated at 6:19 p.m.: More than 50 police cars have responded to the scene to help control an unruly crowd that gathered after the shooting, the LAPD said.]

The LAPD  said it was unclear whether any officers were involved in the shooting or whether anyone was injured.

The shooting occurred near the Imperial Courts housing projects. The alert was declared shortly after 5 p.m.

No other details were available.

-- Robert J. Lopez

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