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LAPD ends search for suspects in shooting of South L.A. officer

Photo: The scene of the shootout that left an officer injured in South L.A. Credit: KTLA-TV

Los Angeles police ended their search Thursday night for suspects in the shooting of a veteran officer.

Investigators were continuing to follow leads in the afternoon shooting in which an attacker fired a barrage of bullets at officers, striking one of them several times, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Several people had been detained earlier for questioning in connection with the attack at Western Avenue and 66th Street. 

The wounded officer was hospitalized in stable condition. His name was not released, but police described him as a seven-year veteran assigned to the 77th Street Division.

More than 100 officers, clad in helmets and armed with high-powered weapons, conducted a search for suspects. Overhead, police helicopters circled low as some officers went door to door.

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--Andrew Blankstein (twitter.com/anblanx) and Robert J. Lopez (twitter.com/LAJourno)

Photo: Shooting scene. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5.

 
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