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A man and a woman were killed Wednesday and a 12-year-old boy was wounded after a Hawthorne police officer came upon a shooting in progress.

Hawthorne police Lt. Aimee Yoshida said no officers were injured in the gunfire, which erupted around 12:45 p.m. at Rosecrans and Kornblum avenues.

According to broadcast reports, a Hawthorne police officer was pulling up and witnessed a man shoot at a woman in a Mercedes-Benz, leading the officer to open fire on the suspect. The boy was also in the Mercedes.

The sheriff’s department was taking over the investigation.

The victims were not immediately identified.

City News Service

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