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Two shot, wounded inside Venice barber shop

February 1, 2012 | 10:35 am

An argument at a barber shop near Venice High School escalated into gunfire Wednesday, leaving two men wounded, Los Angeles police said.

The shooting was reported about 9:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Lincoln Boulevard, said LAPD spokesman Bruce Borihahn.

One man walked into the shop and began arguing with another. The man then took out a gun and fired multiple times, hitting a victim in the foot. A second victim also was shot, although there was no immediate word on the nature of his wounds or his condition.

Both were taken to hospitals, one by ambulance and the other by a private citizen.

The shooter, who was wearing a dark hoodie, fled the immediate area but was believed to be surrounded by police.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the argument, police said.

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