2 women hurt during L.A. manhunt to receive $4.2M

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Los Angeles will pay two women $4.2 million for wounds suffered when police mistakenly shot up their truck during the February manhunt for former officer Christopher Dorner, who went on a revenge-fueled killing spree before dying in a Southern California mountain cabin.

Margie Carranza, 47, was shot twice in the back and her 71-year-old mother, Emma Hernandez, was cut by broken glass when seven LAPD officers fired at least 100 rounds into their blue Toyota Tacoma pickup as they delivered papers before dawn Feb. 7.

Earlier, two Riverside officers were ambushed in their police car, and authorities were hunting for Dorner and his gray Nissan Titan truck. Dorner was also connected to the slayings of a daughter of a former officer and her fiancée as they sat in their car.

The City Council must still sign off on the settlement, which is likely.

Read more at USA Today

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