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Child killed in LAPD pursuit in Lake View Terrace [Updated]

June 10, 2010 |  8:38 pm

A child was killed Thursday night during a police pursuit in Lake View Terrace, authorities said.

The chase, which began about 6:15 p.m., involved a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car and another vehicle containing three suspects, police said. Click here for a profile of Lake View Terrace.

The child apparently was struck by the suspects' vehicle near Fenton Avenue and Van Nuys Boulevard, according to the LAPD. The child appeared to be about 4 or 5 years old.

Two of the suspects were taken into custody at the scene and the driver ran away and was being sought by police Thursday night.

No additional details were available.

[Updated at 9:24 p.m.: Police have apprehended the driver, said LAPD Officer Karen Rayner. She said the child was a 6-year-old girl.]

-- Robert J. Lopez

Map: The location of the crash site.