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Louisiana police: Man fleeing from traffic stop wounded in shootout

NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana State Police say a man fleeing from a traffic stop is being treated for wounds after a shootout with troopers.

The man's name and his condition have not been released.

Trooper Melissa Matey says a passenger jumped from a pickup stopped for a traffic violation late Thursday night and had a shootout with officers after a brief chase.

Matey says the pickup's driver is in custody and is being questioned.

State troopers from Houma have been called in to investigate the shooting. Officials say the investigators from Houma are under a different chain of command than the troopers involved in the shooting, reports CBS affiliate KSLA.

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