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Los Angeles police search for a gunman who shot at and grazed an undercover officer during a narcotics investigation on Oct. 11, 2012 in the Westlake district of Los Angeles.
Police on Thursday were searching for a man who fired a shot that grazed an officer during an undercover narcotics investigation in the Westlake district of Los Angeles.
The shooting happened at Virgil Avenue and 4th Street at 3 a.m., said Sgt. Dominic Counts of the Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Station.
The officer was in a vehicle with another officer and they were following an SUV with at least two suspects inside.
The shooting happened when the officers were making a u-turn. The SUV appeared and someone inside fired one shot that went through the driver's side door of the police vehicle, grazing the officer's left leg, Counts said.
The officers did not return fire, he said.
The officer was treated at the scene by paramedics and released, Counts said.
Police found the black SUV abandoned near the shooting scene and bused 20 witnesses to a police station for questioning, officials said.