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Officers exchange gunfire with man in South Los Angeles

March 24, 2011 |  3:24 pm

Los Angeles police exchanged gunfire with a man Thursday in southeast Los Angeles, the second such shooting in as many days, department officials said.

No officers were injured in the 1:30 p.m. incident near 95th Street and Maie Avenue, said LAPD spokesman Richard French.

Officers established a perimeter to search for the gunman, who was not identified. French said investigators recovered a gun at the scene that may have been used by the assailant.

Department officials said patrol officers saw a man running and attempted to approach him, when he pulled out a gun and shot at them, according to sources familiar with the case.

One of the officers fired at least one shot, but it was unknown if the man was wounded.

In an unrelated case Wednesday, LAPD officers exchanged gunfire with a man during a traffic stop at King Avenue and F Street in Wilmington.

No officers were injured in that shooting. Department officials said the man got out of the vehicle shooting at the officers, who returned fire. No one has been arrested in that case.

-- Andrew Blankstein