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Armed man injured in one of two L.A. officer-involved shootings

December 30, 2011 |  9:32 pm

An armed suspect was injured Friday in one of two separate officer-involved shootings in Los Angeles, authorities said.

About 1:40  p.m., officers spotted a man with a gun in his waist band in the 1600 block of West 2nd Street and began chasing him, police said. At one point during the pursuit, the man pointed the weapon at the officers.

One officer opened fire, striking the man in his stomach area, police said.

No officers were injured in the incident.

Earlier, police shot at a man in South Los Angeles after he opened fire on officers.

Neither the two officers involved nor the suspect were hit by gunfire, said LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman.

The officers had just finished fueling their car at the Southeast Area Police Station when they spotted the man pointing an object at them about 9 a.m. at 107th and Figueroa streets, Eisenman said.

Moments later, the man fired an unknown number of rounds at the officers, she said. The officers returned fire and chased the man on foot. At least one suspect was taken into custody.

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