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Man dies in officer-involved shooting in North Hollywood [Updated]

October 9, 2011 |  7:54 am

A man died after an officer-involved shooting in North Hollywood on Sunday morning.

Officers responding to a report of a man with a gun confronted a suspect around Vineland Avenue and Valerio Street and fired on him around 6 a.m., said Officer Ramon Martinez at the LAPD's North Hollywood station.

[Updated at 10:50 a.m.: Sgt. Aaron Ponce said the suspect had pointed a rifle at the officers and two officers fired on him. Officers initially responded to a report of a man firing shots in the air at about 4:51 a.m. The incident is being investigated by LAPD’s force investigations division and the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.]

The man, who was not identified, was transported to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Martinez said.

No officers were injured. Police released no further details about the incident, which is under investigation.

A command post was set up at Vineland Avenue and Sherman Way and the 7400 block of Vineland was closed to traffic.

-- Abby Sewell