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LAPD gang officer fired upon while driving home from work

Los Angeles police are looking for a black sedan that opened fire on a gang officer as he drove home from work early Sunday morning, sources said.

The sedan drove alongside the officer’s car in the northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway between Los Feliz Boulevard and Colorado Street when someone inside fired multiple shots about 5:40 a.m., according to sources familiar with the investigation.

The bullets struck the side panel of the vehicle but the officer was not hit.

The freeway was temporarily shut down as police looked for shell casings and other evidence.

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— Andrew Blankstein

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