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LAPD shooting leaves officer, suspect wounded

LAPD shooting occurred around 8 p.m. Monday when a gunman entered the West Traffic Division and opened fire.

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Los Angeles police officers stand outside the West Traffic Division station Tuesday, April 8, after an officer was shot and wounded inside the station Monday evening. A gunman who opened fire inside the police station, hitting one officer several times, was hospitalized early Tuesday in critical condition after he was wounded in the ensuing gun battle, authorities said.

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Police say an officer has been wounded in a gun battle with a person who walked into a Los Angeles police station and opened fire.

Officer Sara Faden says the shooting happened about 8 p.m. Monday when someone with a gun entered the LAPD's West Traffic Division station and began firing.

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The officer working at the front desk was hit once in the shoulder.

Faden says the officer returned fire and hit the shooter at least once.

Both were taken to a hospital, where their conditions were not immediately available.

Police didn't immediately have a motive for the shooting, which took place in the lobby of the station about seven miles west of downtown.


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