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LAPD shuts down Koreatown streets after report of gunman

September 6, 2012 | 10:41 pm

Crimes in Koretown
Police were advising motorists Thursday night to avoid Normandie Avenue in Koreatown because streets were being shut down after reports of an armed man who may have been firing shots in the area.

Normandie was shut down between 1st and 3rd streets as patrol cars responded, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The LAPD was setting up a mobile command post while officers began searching the area. No other details were immediately available.

[Updated 11:04 p.m.: Police said a suspect may be holed up in an apartment building near Normandie Avenue and 2nd Street.]

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Map shows recently reported crimes in Koreatown. Credit: Times Mapping L.A.

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