Two LAPD Officers Wounded in South L.A. Shooting

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Two Los Angeles police officers were wounded by gunfire Sunday afternoon, spawning a massive manhunt for the shooters that shut down several blocks in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

The officers were wearing plainclothes and driving on Broadway near 65th Street around 5:45 p.m. when they were fired upon, Det. Meghan Aguilar said.

"At this time, the officers believe they were the target of the gunfire," said Aguilar, cautioning that the investigation is in the preliminary stage. "There's going to be several thorough interviews of the officers. But right now they believe they were the target."

The officers returned fire, Aguilar said. Several suspects scattered, but police detained a number of people in connection with the shooting. Police are still looking for two suspects, she said.

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