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Two men wounded in confrontation with deputies in South L.A.

April 5, 2011 | 10:43 pm

Two men were shot and wounded Tuesday night in a confrontation with Sheriff's Department deputies in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood in unincorporated South Los Angeles.

The two men were allegedly armed when the shooting occurred about 10 p.m. in the 800 block of East 76th Place, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said two handguns were recovered at the scene.

The two wounded men were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, according to authorities. No deputies were injured.

A third suspect was apprehended at the scene.

In the last six months, at least 322 violent crimes have been reported in Florence-Firestone, according to The Times' Mapping L.A. crime database.

Investigators were responding late Tuesday. No other details were immediately available.


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