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Police seek suspects in Hollywood, Rampart Village shootings

October 11, 2012 |  5:32 am

Los Angeles police had cordoned off large parts of Hollywood and Rampart Village early Thursday in searches for suspects in separate shootings.

In Hollywood, officers blocked off an area as they searched for shooters in a gun battle on Franklin Avenue near Gower Street that left one man in critical condition.

Officers brought in bloodhounds to search for suspects in the shooting, which erupted just before midnight Wednesday, according to KTLA-TV.

A few miles away, at Fourth Street and Virgil Avenue, police also cordoned off a large area as they searched for a man who fired at an officer, grazing him in the leg about 3 a.m. Thursday, officials said.

The officer was treated by paramedics at the scene and released.

There was no further information early Thursday.

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