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LAPD searching for shotgun that fell off police motorcycle

After gun locking mechanism breaks, shotgun falls off police bike; search underway

LAPD is searching for a shotgun that fell off a police motorcycle Thursday.

Police have shutdown the immediate area of South Vermont Avenue and West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard as officers search for the shotgun, police said.

The gun locking mechanism broke and the gun fell off, police said.

As of 7:50 p.m., the gun had not been located, police said. 

It is unclear if the shotgun was loaded.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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