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L.A. County sheriff's deputy accidentally shoots himself while chasing two suspects

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy accidentally shot himself following a pursuit of two suspects in Wilmington, authorities said.

The deputy suffered leg injuries that are not considered life-threatening and is receiving medical treatment, said Deputy Ryan Rouzan, a department spokesman.

The shooting was unintentional and occurred at the end of the pursuit, he said.

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Girl, 1, fatally shot in her crib as gunfire erupts outside Compton home

A 1-year-old girl lying in her crib was fatally shot late Tuesday evening by a gunman who opened fire outside her family's house in Compton, authorities said.

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Suspects sought in Compton baby's fatal shooting

Authorities on Wednesday were searching for two men wanted in connection with the slaying of a 1-year-old Compton girl late Tuesday evening as she lay in her crib.

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Compton 1-year-old killed in crib: 'They shot my baby. They shot my baby'

“They shot my baby. They shot my baby.”

A witness to the shooting of 1-year-old Autumn Johnson heard those words moments after a gunman opened fire Tuesday evening outside the girl's home in Compton.

The shooting has roiled the community. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said emotions are running high among Autumn's family and deputies who responded to the shooting.

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Police investigate man's body found in Boyle Heights

Los Angeles police were investigating the circumstances of a man's body found Tuesday afternoon in Boyle Heights.

Officers and the Los Angeles Fire Department were called to the 2000 block of East 1st Street about 4:15 p.m., said LAPD Officer Matthew Ludwig.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the man died of natural causes, but several officers were examining the scene, Ludwig said.

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Union files complaint in USC faculty election

Union officials alleged on Tuesday that USC officials interfered with attempts to organize non-tenure-track faculty by promising them better working conditions and implying that employees would lose rights if they unionized.

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