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2 shot in apparent assault-rifle attack in Cypress Park

January 11, 2012 |  2:53 pm

Map shows approximate location of incident as a black square and recent crime reports in brown and red. Click for more details on The Times' interactive Crime L.A. project.

Two people were shot Wednesday, reportedly with an assault rifle, several blocks from a middle school in Cypress Park, authorities said.

The shooting occurred just after 2 p.m. at San Fernando Road near Loosmore Street. The assailants apparently fled in a white Chevrolet Astro van.

The conditions of the two victims -- an adult shot in the leg and a youth shot in the chest -- were not not immediately available, and their ages were not released.

Police were looking into reports that an AK-47 was used in the attack.

An official at Washington Irving Middle School said the shooting occurred several blocks from the school and that the campus was not on lockdown.

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Graphic: Map shows the approximate location of the shooting in black and recent crime reports in brown and red.

Credit: Los Angeles Times

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