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LAPD surrounds home after shots fired in Wilmington

February 2, 2012 | 10:40 pm

Recent crimes reported in Wilmington
A man suspected of shooting at Los Angeles detectives earlier this week could be holed up in a Wilmington home that was surrounded by police late Thursday night, law enforcement authorities told The Times.

Officers saturated the area after a report of shots fired. A suspect was barricaded inside, law enforcement authorities said.

A convoy of Los Angeles Police Department squad cars and trucks were responding late Thursday to the scene by South Avalon and East Lomita boulevards, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The incident was the latest in a spate of shootings in the LAPD's Harbor Division in recent days.

The violence included three people who were slain in two shootings in Wilmington and the attempted murder suspect who fired at detectives on Tuesday.

That suspect was believed to be inside the home late Thursday. No other details were immediately available.


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