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2 Killed In Police Shootings Overnight

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have killed two men and traded shots with a third in Los Angeles-area confrontations.

South Gate police killed a man with a knife who charged officers on Wednesday evening. Authorities say the man phoned police to say he’d stabbed himself and also had tried to enter a neighbor’s house.

The same night, deputies killed a 19-year-old man in unincorporated Willowbrook.

Deputy Jeff Gordon says deputies were stopping a reportedly stolen car when the people inside ran off.

Gordon says the 19-year-old was found hiding in a carport and was shot when he reached into his pocket because deputies thought he was reaching for a weapon.

In South Los Angeles, police say someone opened fire Wednesday evening on an unmarked car containing undercover vice officers, hitting it at least once.

Police shot back but the suspect escaped and it’s unclear if he was wounded.

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