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Police search for gunmen who shot undercover officer in Westlake

October 11, 2012 |  8:18 am

Police blocked off a large area near South Virgil Avenue and West 6th Street in Westlake on Thursday to search for two suspected gunmen who shot an undercover Los Angeles police officer.

The undercover officer, who has not been identified, was “conducting an investigation” about 3 a.m. Thursday when he was shot in the leg, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tenesha Dobine.

Dobine said the shot grazed the officer, who was treated for the injury and later released.

It is unclear if one or both suspected gunmen shot at the officer, Dobine said. As of 7 a.m., the area was cordoned off and authorities were not releasing any further information.

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