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Feb 8, 2013 9:36 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Lawyer says LA police shot women without warning


TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - A lawyer says two women delivering newspapers had no warning before they were mistakenly shot by Los Angeles police officers searching for triple murder suspect Christopher Dorner.

Investigators say 47-year-old Maggie Carranza and her 71-year-old mother Emma Hernandez were in a Toyota Tundra pickup truck similar to Dorner's vehicle.

They were delivering newspapers in Torrance when LAPD officers guarding a target named in Dorner's manifesto peppered the pickup with bullets, wounding the women, before dawn on Thursday.

Police Chief Charlie Beck says the pickup's headlights weren't on and it was a case of mistaken identity.

The women's attorney, Glen Jonas, tells KCBS-TV (http://cbsloc.al/XqHWfF ) there were no warnings and no orders. Just gunshots.

Carranza had minor hand injuries. Hernandez is hospitalized with a gunshot wound in the back.

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Information from: KCBS-TV, http://www.cbs2.com/

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