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Suspect dead, officer shot in hand in Inglewood, police say

One suspect was killed and a police officer was wounded early Friday in a shooting in Inglewood, authorities said.

Few details have been released about the shooting as detectives continue to comb through evidence at the scene.

The shooting occurred as police responded to a report of a person screaming at 3 a.m. near Doty Avenue and Imperial Highway, Inglewood police Lt. Scott Collins said.

One officer was shot in the hand and a suspect was fatally wounded, Collins said. Neither was identified.

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The officer was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was in stable condition.

Anyone with additional information about the shooting was urged to call Inglewood police at (310) 412-5240. To remain anonymous, call (888) 412-7463.

For breaking news in Los Angeles and California, follow @VeronicaRochaLA, or email her at veronica.rocha@latimes.com.


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