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Officers are searching a Mid-City neighborhood for a gunman who ambushed two detectives as they arrived Tuesday morning at a Los Angeles Police Department station in what the police chief called an "attempt to assassinate" members of the department.
The search for the gunman forced closures along a half-mile stretch of La Brea Avenue and one mile of Venice Boulevard. Businesses in the 25-square block around the Wilshire Community Police Station (map) remain closed and a shelter-in-place order was issued for residents.
Walt Robinson · Top Commenter
You know it's a rough neighborhood when the police station is a gated community.
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· 4 hours ago
said LAPD Commander Andy Smith. "These officers were ambushed as they were pulling into the station.
"We believe whoever did this knows this is a police station and that anybody entering that lot is a police employee."...
if you're not doing anything wrong... [insert trollface here]
Smith was asked whether he thought the gunman was a rogue officer with motives similar to those of ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, who targeted law enforcement agents as part of a revenge plot. Smith said that was an extremely unlikely possibility.