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Attempted murder suspect fires at LAPD detectives in Wilmington

January 31, 2012 |  5:33 pm

Recent crimes reported in Wilmington
At least one suspect wanted in connection with an attempted murder fired at Los Angeles Police Department detectives Wednesday afternoon in Wilmington, authorities said.

The Harbor Division detectives were looking for a suspect when they were confronted by three men in an alley near G Street and Neptune Avenue shortly after 4 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said.

About half a dozen shots were fired, but no officers were injured.The detectives did not fire back, police said.

Police saturated the area and set up a perimeter Tuesday afternoon as they looked for the attackers.

In the last four days, three people have been slain in separate incidents in Wilmington. The latest was late Monday, when two people were gunned down and a third person was wounded.

The victims were hit after multiple gunshots were fired near East Mauretania Street and Watson Avenue, not far from a junkyard, the LAPD said.

For information regarding recent Wilmington crimes, see The Times' Mapping L.A. database.

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Map shows recent crimes reported in Wilmington. Credit: Times' Mapping L.A.
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