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LAPD close freeway after police cruiser struck by bullet

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Los Angeles police were forced to close a freeway for several hours after a bullet struck an LAPD SUV on Sunday morning.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the 134 Freeway near Eagle Vista was shut down early Sunday morning after police received reports of shots being fired around 3:15AM. Shortly after, two officers in a LAPD SUV reported taking a hit.

LAPD Lieutenant Chris Ramirez reports that the officers heard gunshots and “felt a thud on the vehicle.” Upon dismounting their SUV, they noticed a bullet hole in the back of their cruiser and called for backup. Neither officer was injured, nor did they return fire.

Police set up a cordon around the area in an attempt to locate the shooter, receiving reinforcements in the form of SWAT and the Metropolitan Division to assist while air support came on station.

Ramirez said the police scoured the scene for evidence until 10 AM, when the search was wrapped up.

Police are asking anyone with information on the shooting to come forth.

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