2 LA Detectives Ambushed by Gunman

1:32 PM, Jun 25, 2013   |    comments
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say a black-clad gunman ambushed two detectives returning to a police station early Tuesday, but they received only minor injuries.

Cmdr. Andrew Smith said police cordoned off 25 square blocks of the Mid-City area, detained three or four people for questioning and planned to look at surveillance video from homes and businesses in the area. He said portions of the busy area would remain locked down until at least noon.

The undercover burglary task force detectives were returning to the Wilshire Division station on Venice Boulevard at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday when someone fire at their vehicle. The detectives fired back but the suspect ran away.

Smith said the shooting is believed to be an isolated attack, but as a precaution all other police stations were put on high alert.


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