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Shots fired at KABC-TV news crew during live report

July 30, 2011 |  8:31 pm

A reporter and TV crew from KABC-TV Channel 7 were fired upon Saturday while doing a live report on a weather story, the station's general manager said in a statement.

"We are grateful no one was seriously hurt, and we are fully cooperating with police in their investigation," said Arnold J. Kleiner, KABC's president and general manager. "Our crews  and reporters are very conscious of good safety practices and take proper precautions when on assignment. They could not have anticipated that someone would decide to target them in this way."

The station did not provide further details, and it's unclear whether police have made any arrests in the case.

A source told The Times that at least one member of the KABC crew required hospitalization but that the wound was not life-threatening. The source said the incident occurred in San Bernardino County.

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