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Two men killed by Huntington Beach police

November 1, 2011 |  9:36 pm

Photo: Police swarm the shooting scene. Credit: KTLA Channel 5Two men were shot and killed by Huntington Beach police officers after they stopped a vehicle in Westminster and said they heard a gunshot, a Police Department spokesman said Tuesday night.

The two officers who made the stop fired multiple rounds after they heard a gunshot coming from inside the vehicle, said Lt. Russell Reinhart of the Huntington Beach Police Department. It was unclear whether a shot had been fired toward the officers.

"I'm not sure if it was aimed at the officers, or who it was aimed at," Reinhart told The Times. He said at least one firearm was recovered from the vehicle.

He said the shooting occurred about 4:30 p.m. near Hammon Place and Westminster Boulevard, just outside the Huntington Beach city limits.

An adult female was inside the car with the two men who were killed. She was not injured, police said.

Reinhart said the shooting was being investigated by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. No additional details were immediately available.

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Photo: Police swarm the shooting scene. Credit: KTLA Channel 5

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