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Officer Accidentally Shoots Himself in Venice

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An LAPD police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg in Venice last night when he was investigating an earlier shooting death in the Del Rey neighborhood. It happened when reportedly investigating a Venice home that was possibly connected to the shooting. The bullet was discharged as suspects fled on foot and officers were running after them. He was transported to UCLA Medical Center in Westwood and is expected to survive.

While officers were investigating the accidental shooting, a car blew through the barricades on the street that led to a high speed chase and more arrests. Those arrested had nothing to do with the investigation.

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