L.A. Police Kill One Suspect, Wound Another In Two Shootouts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Police say officers have killed
one man and wounded another in a pair of shootouts in the same area
just a few hours apart.

Officer April Harding says officers were trying to stop a suspect on a bike just before 9 p.m. Thursday night when the man fired on police. Harding says the officers returned fire and hit the man, who later died at a hospital.

About 2½ hours later within the same closed-off crime scene, another man fired on officers, setting off a shootout that left the suspect wounded. Harding says he is at a hospital in stable condition.

Harding says no officers were hit in either incident.

Police don't believe the shootings were connected.

The names of the two suspects have not been released.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-03-14-08 0919EDT

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