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NE L.A. neighborhood sealed off as police search for gunmen

February 21, 2008 |  1:29 pm

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A large portion of a Northeast L.A. neighborhood remains sealed off as police search for suspects who turned a traffic stop into a noon gun battle, according to LAPD Cmdr.  Andy Smith.

At least one AK-47 assault rifle was fired and two men were wounded, police say. The Glendale Freeway, which was briefly shut down, is now open again, although the San Fernando Road exit remains closed.

A local elementary school has been put into lockdown. Police continue to search for at least one suspect, who they believe may be barricaded somewhere in the quarantined neighborhood.

--Veronique de Turenne