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Two people killed in separate officer-involved shootings in southeast L.A. County

May 25, 2011 | 10:51 pm

Sheriff's homicide detectives Wednesday night were investigating two deadly officer-involved shootings in southeast Los Angeles County.

The first shooting occurred shortly after 7 p.m. in the 9800 block of San Miguel Avenue in South Gate, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. A man was pronounced dead at the scene after he was shot by South Gate police.

In Willowbrook, a man was shot by at least one sheriff's deputy around 8:30 p.m. in the 11700 block of South Central Avenue. The man was pronounced dead at a local hospital, the department said. A suspect was taken into custody.

There were no additional details on the circumstances of the shootings.


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