Crime

Two LAPD officers shot outside Wilshire division station

white-sedan-lapd-ktla.jpgThe two undercover burglary detectives were in their unmarked car at the gate of the Wilshire station on Venice Boulevard when someone began shooting from behind them. The officers returned fire and the gunman fled. The detectives received minor injuries and returned to the station after treatment at a hospital, the LAPD said. A citywide tactical alert was called, keeping officers on duty from leaving work, but that was later downgraded to an alert in the LAPD's West area. Police set up a 25-block perimeter from Pico Boulevard to Washington Boulevard and from Redondo Boulevard to Rimpau Boulevard to search for the ambush suspect, who was described as a black man between 30 and 35 years old dressed in all black and wearing a baseball cap. At least three men have been detained but no arrests have been made yet, the LAPD says. KTLA, LAT, AP


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