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Two LAPD officers shot in Koreatown

October 1, 2011 | 10:33 pm

Two  Los Angeles police officers were shot and wounded Saturday night in a confrontation with a gunman in Koreatown, officials said.

The extent of the officers' injuries was not immediately known. They were rushed to a local hospital, officials said.

Police sources provided few details about the incident, other than to say the officers confronted a gunman who fired multiple times and wounded them both. 

 It was not immediately known whether the gunman had been apprehended or was still at large, but the incident provoked a massive police response, with dozens of cars flooding into the area around Vermont Avenue and 7th and 8th streets. The LAPD's West Bureau went on "tactical alert" around 10 p.m. because of the incident, meaning officers were only responding to emergency calls.

--Andrew Blankstein