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Lancaster man wounded in deputy-involved shooting

A Lancaster man suspected of shooting a gun during a domestic dispute was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with Los Angeles Sheriff's deputieson Sunday, March 16, 2014.
March 17, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Lancaster man suspected of shooting a gun during a domestic dispute was wounded Sunday in an exchange of gunfire with Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies, officials said.

Deputies responded to several 911 calls regarding shots fired around 4:15 p.m. in the 43200 block of 16th Street West in Lancaster.

Upon arrival, the unidentified man shot at the deputies. He was hit one time by return gunfire and taken to a local hospital for a non-life-threatening injury.

No deputies were hurt during the incident.

Sheriff's investigators believe the man was involved in a domestic dispute and allegedly opened fire during the fight. No one was hit or injured during that clash. The suspect's firearm was recovered at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who prefer to provide information anonymously may call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).


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