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LAPD officers injured after brawl near Slauson Recreation Center

LAPD swarms Slauson Recreation Center after a massive brawl
LAPD swarms Slauson Recreation Center after a massive brawl 01:25

Two Los Angeles police officers were injured Friday evening as they responded to a massive South Los Angeles brawl, and Saturday, two people are in custody.  

Officers were called at 8:15 p.m. Friday to Compton Avenue and 53rd Street, near the Slauson Recreation Center, where a fight had broken out amid a large presence of juveniles. Officers responded, but were swarmed, prompting an urgent "officer needs help" call over the radio.

Dozens of officers descended upon the area, filling streets with patrol cars throughout most of the neighborhood surrounding the rec center after reports said a gun had been brandished and an LAPD officer had been attacked.

Dozens of police cars lined the streets near the Slauson Recreation Center after an urgent call for help. KCAL News

An ambulance was called for a 12-year-old girl and her mother after they were shoved during the fight and the two injured officers were treated at the scene.

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