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Oct 2019
Gunman Sought in Shooting That Injured LAPD Officer in Boyle Heights
The extent of the officer's injuries is unknown. Kim Tobin reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019.
City News Service

A gunman who exchanged gunfire with Los Angeles Police Department officers in Boyle Heights was at large Wednesday morning following a more than six-hour search.

Around 10 p.m. Tuesday, officers with Hollenbeck Division attempted to stop a pedestrian in the area of First and Gless streets and there was an exchange of gunfire, police said.

The man ran off and a perimeter was set up from First to Fourth streets and Pecan and Utah streets. SWAT and K-9 officers conducted a search that ended around 5 a.m., the LAPD said.

No arrests were reported.

It was unclear if the suspect was struck by gunfire, police said.

One officer suffered a minor injury not related to gunfire. The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment and released, police said.

A description of the shooter was not disclosed.

Metro Gold Line service in the area was temporarily affected by the search, with trains skipping the Pico/Aliso Station and no trains operating between the Mariachi Plaza/Boyle Heights and Little Tokyo/Arts District stations, the agency said.



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