Group Removing Graffiti Fired on by Passing Car

A Los Angeles police officer and several people who were painting over graffiti on a building in the Lincoln Heights area were shot at by two men firing from a passing car, authorities said.

The shots missed and the two suspects were apprehended after a short car and foot pursuit, police said. There were no injuries.

The officer who was fired at is assigned to the Broadway foot patrol and had organized the anti-graffiti effort, police said. He was with several people painting a wall at Broadway and Alta Place when a car drove by and shots were fired out the window.

A handgun was recovered at the scene and two men taken into custody for questioning, officers said.

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