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Two dead in gun battle on Los Angeles street

June 20, 2012 |  2:26 pm

Crime scene

Two apparent bystanders were killed by stray bullets from a running gun battle between two gang members, Los Angeles police said. 

The shooting was reported shortly after noon near the intersection of 6th Avenue and West Pico Boulevard, according to LAPD spokesman Bruce Borihahn.

Police said they had arrested at least one man who was involved in the shooting. His name was not immediately released.

Wilshire Division patrol officers responded to a "shots heard" call. When they arrived, they found two people suffering from gunshot wounds, Borihahn said.

In the Arlington Heights neighborhood where the shooting occurred, there was a slaying on April 29, according to the Times' Homicide Report.


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Photo: The scene of the shooting at 15th Street and 6th Avenue in Los Angeles. Credit: Margaret Cheatham Williams / Los Angeles Times