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Parole agent was shot in the face by a parolee, officials say

January 4, 2012 |  3:08 pm

Parole agent shooting

A parolee is believed to have shot a parole agent in the face in Lake View Terrace, police said Wednesday as they continued to search for the gunman in the northeast San Fernando Valley, closing part of the 210 Freeway in both directions.

The shooting occured sometime after 1 p.m., and at one point the gunman had holed himself up in a residence on Foothill Boulevard. Aerial news footage showed law enforcement vehicles surrounding a house.

Law enforcement sources say the parole agent's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

The 210 Freeway was shut down in both directions from the 118 Freeway to Sunland Boulevard, the California Highway Patrol said. It is expected to remain closed until the suspect is caught.


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Photo: The scene where a parole agent was shot in Lake View Terrrace.

Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5