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Officer patrolling school arrests shooting suspect

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Investigators say a police officer on foot patrol outside a Los Angeles school has arrested an armed gang member running past the campus.

The officer was outside Magnolia Elementary School as part of a new policy involving daily patrols at schools in the aftermath of the Connecticut massacre of 20 children and six adults.

Officer Daniel Chavez heard gunshots while students were leaving the Pico-Union area school south of downtown on Tuesday afternoon.

City News Service says a man with a gun in his waistband was running toward Chavez and the officer ordered him to the ground and arrested him.

Investigators say there had been a nearby shooting between rival gangs but no one was wounded.

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