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Update at 10:12 p.m.:
The reporter from Eyewitness News who was fired upon tonight is Leanne Suter. She was struck in the hand, and the weapon used was apparently a "pellet gun." Two teenagers have been arrested.
By Randy Economy
Los Cerritos Community News
A television news crew from KABC-TV Channel 7 here in Los Angeles has been fired at while apparently doing a "weather segment" on tonight's freaky rain storms out in the Inland Empie.
I just got off the phone with Eyewitness News and they sent me the following statement:
Image by morner via Flickr"While covering a weather story in the area our crew was fired upon
as they were doing a live report. We are grateful no one was
seriously hurt and we are fully cooperating with police in their
investigation. Our crews and reporters are very conscious of good
safety practices and take proper precautions when on assignment.
They could not have anticipated that someone would decide to target them in this way.
Arnold J. Kleiner
President and General Manager
KABC-TVWhat the hell is going on in our society when television news crews are fired upon here in Southern California? More details to follow. So scary.