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LAPD officer shot multiple times

August 25, 2011 |  3:24 pm

Map shows approximate location of incident in black and recent crime reports in brown and red. Click for more details on The Times' interactive Crime L.A. project.

A Los Angeles police officer was shot multiple times while questioning several pedestrians in South L.A. on Thursday, prompting the LAPD to call a citywide tactical alert.

Dozens of police units rolled into the area after the attack in search of the assailants. One suspect was in custody but others are at large.

The officer was rushed to a local hospital with serious wounds, LAPD officials said.

The shooting was reported at 2:45 p.m. near 66th Street and Western Avenue.

No other information was immediately available.

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Map: Shows approximate location of the attack in black and recent crime reports in brown and red. Credit: Crime L.A.

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