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L.A. police surround Mid-City apartment in search for slaying suspect

January 13, 2010 | 10:30 pm
Los Angeles police have surrounded a Mid-City apartment building where a suspect wanted in a slaying  and the wounding of two other victims may be hiding, sources said.

The shooting occurred Dec. 20 when a gunman fired on a group of people standing outside a Westside building, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Earlier tonight, as a police helicopter circled overhead, LAPD patrol officers and SWAT team members  surrounded the apartment building at Clyde Avenue and Washington Boulevard, according to two police sources who asked not to be named because the case was ongoing.

It was unclear whether the person was armed.

The December shooting, in the 8500 block of Beverlywood Street, left Nelson Salazar dead. The 18-year-old Los Angeles resident died after he was taken to a hospital, according to police. The two wounded victims were hospitalized but released.

-- Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez