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Suspected auto burglars fired four or five gunshots at a man who confronted and followed them through a Torrance neighborhood early today, police said.

No one was hurt in the shooting about 12:40 a.m. near 223rd Street and Western Avenue, Torrance police Sgt. Robert Watt said.

A resident in the 2100 block of Border Avenue told officers he spotted three men who appeared to be tampering with his sister's parked car. When they noticed him, they jumped into a red Honda Civic and drove away.

The man followed in his car until someone in the Honda began shooting at him. One bullet hit his car.

The man backed off and called police. Watt said.

Officers asked anyone with information about the shooting to call detectives at 310-618-5571. The Honda was believed to be an early 2000s model, possibly a 2002.

Watt suggested crime victims call the police first.

"We certainly don't encourage citizens or witnesses to become involved in the incident," Watt said. "We highly recommend all suspicious activity be reported to the Police Department."



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