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Hollywood shootout: At least 3 injured; Sunset Boulevard shut down

December 9, 2011 | 11:06 am

A gunman shot at least two people and then was wounded by police near the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood Friday morning.

Los Angeles Police Department sources said there had been a shootout in Hollywood, with one person shot in the street. It was unknown who shot the person, but that officers did engage a gunman, and one of the officers may have been off duty. Officers were scrambling to the scene from the Rampart and West L.A. stations. Sunset Boulevard has been closed off.

Twitter feeds from those who listen to police scanner radios are reporting that the shootings took place outside a FedEx Office store at 1440 Vine St.

A FedEx Office employee said he was not permitted by his company to talk to police, but that “everyone’s OK.”

The incident is rapidly clogging traffic in the Hollywood area.

No further details were immediately available.

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 -- Sam Quinones, Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton

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