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The Region : 2 Killed, 2 Wounded in Bar Shoot-Out

Two gunmen were killed and two off-duty Los Angeles police officers wounded when a robbery attempt at a Gardena bar turned into a shoot-out, police said. The battle erupted after the two gunmen, who were not immediately identified, entered the Desert Room shortly before closing and forced the patrons, including three off-duty officers, to lie on the floor, a police spokesman said. Officer Robert Duncan was hospitalized in satisfactory condition with wounds to the left leg and right foot, and Officer William Smith was treated for a minor gunshot wound. The third officer and other bar patrons were unhurt.


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