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LAPD detains man in Venice gunfire incident; no weapon found

January 10, 2012 |  8:50 pm

Crimes near gushot scene in Venice
Los Angeles police Tuesday were preparing to reopen an area in Venice that had been blocked off after gunshots had been reported.

Officers at the scene had locked down the area near Lincoln Boulevard and Rose Avenue, but were preparing to reopen the area to traffic and pedestrians, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

A man was detained, but it was unclear whether he would be charged with a crime because there was no weapon, Officer Karen Rayner said.

A patrol officer was alerted to the possible gunfire about 6:30 p.m. A police search dog unit searched the scene as a helicopter flew overhead.

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