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Miracle Mile shooting shuts Wilshire, snarls traffic

February 6, 2012 |  3:53 pm

A section of Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile district was shut down Monday afternoon as police investigated a shooting. The situation was snarling traffic in the busy area.

John Burroughs Middle School on Wilshire has been on lockdown since shortly before 2:30 p.m., according to a woman who answered the phone there.

The victim was shot about 1:45 p.m. near the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, and a male suspect was seen running from the area, according to Officer Gregory Baek of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officers have set up a perimeter from La Brea to Mansfield Avenue and from Wilshire  to 8th Street in hopes of catching the suspect, Officer Alonzo Howell of the LAPD's Wilshire station said.

The victim’s condition was not immediately known.

Here is a video from a witness.