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Man killed by LAPD; second fatal Valley shooting in 24 hours

October 18, 2012 |  3:35 pm

Approximate location of incident shown in purple, with 31 other homicides within 2 miles since 2007 in red.

For the second time in less than 24 hours, LAPD officers have been involved in a fatal shooting in the San Fernando Valley.

In the latest incident, police received a call about 1:30 p.m. about a man wielding a knife or a machete in the 13800 block of Oxnard Street in Tarzana.

When officers arrived, they said, they discovered that the suspect was actually armed. The man was fatally shot by police. Further details were not immediately available.

The shooting came less than 24 hours after a gun battle that left a man dead and a woman wounded in Northridge.

That incident occurred after a motorist drove up alongside an LAPD cruiser patrolling near Roscoe Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon Avenue in Sun Valley and an occupant opened fire, authorities said.

After a five-mile chase and a running gun battle, the suspect got out of the car at Vanowen Street and Firmament Avenue in Van Nuys and allegedly fired at the officers, officials said. Officers shot him and he was later pronounced dead.

A woman in the car was wounded in the arm and transported to a local hospital, officials said. Her condition was not available.

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Map: Approximate location of incident shown in purple, with 31 other homicides within 2 miles since 2007 in red. Credit: Los Angeles Times Homicide Report

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