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LAPD officers shoot man in chest in Boyle Heights

December 12, 2011 |  1:38 pm

Los Angeles police shot and wounded a man about 12:45 p.m. Monday, authorities said.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, a police source said. His condition was not immediately available.

LAPD spokesman Cleon Joseph said officers were responding to reports of a man with a knife in the 1400 block of East 3rd Street. No other details were available.

In the last week, there have been 14 other violent crimes reported in the Boyle Heights neighborhood where the shooting occurred.

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