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Inglewood police probe shooting that left parole agent wounded

February 23, 2012 |  9:29 pm

Inglewood shooting
Inglewood police Thursday night were trying to determine what sparked a shooting that left an off-duty parole agent wounded during an apparent robbery attempt.

A gunman walked into the Morningside Park Barber Shop in the 8500 block of Crenswhaw Boulevard and opened fire, striking the unidentified parole agent multiple times in the lower extremities, said Lt. Oscar Serrano of the Inglewood Police Department.

The parole agent was being treated at a local hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said.

It was unclear Thursday night whether the parole agent identified himself as a law enforcement officer or whether he was armed and fired a weapon. The shooting was reported about 4:50 p.m.

"At this point we're trying to determine what happened inside," Lt. Oscar Serrano told The Times.

He described the suspect as an African American in his 30s, about 5 feet 9, with a mustache or goatee. He was wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt and dark shorts.

The assailant is believed to have fled in a white 1970s Chevrolet El Camino. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (310) 412-8771.


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Photo: Inglewood police investigators at the scene of the shooting. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times