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Two LAPD Shootings, Same Night, Same Spot

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The LAPD did not draw weapons not once last night, but twice at the same spot in Wilmington, a neighborhood just north of San Pedro. A difference of thirty yards and three hours, details for the second shooting, which left the assailant wounded, are not out yet. The Daily Breeze has info on the first on that happened around 9 p.m. last night with a man on a bicycle:

Two officers from the LAPD's South Bureau Gang Detail were driving eastbound on L Street and approaching Watson Avenue in a patrol car when they spotted a male on a bicycle with "some minor bicycle equipment violations," he added. When the officers stopped the bicyclist to investigate, the cyclist drew a handgun and "fired a couple of rounds, which resulted in an OIS," he said.

The wounded gunman, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to a hospital, where he later died, De La Torre said.

No officers were hurt in either of the two shootings.
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