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Shooting Prompts Large Police Response in Watts, 'Angry Crowd' Prompts LAPD Skirmish Line

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The LAPD has surrounded the Imperial Courts Housing Project and shut down westbound traffic on the Imperial Highway following a shots fired call that apparently got of hand.

Details were sketchy, but a police spokesperson said they were notified of gunshots at 5:03 p.m. Responding officers were met by a large crowd (reportedly angry), prompting a large police response and the formation of a skirmish line. As of 5:45 p.m., there was no word that a victim had been found.

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