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Police in Las Vegas hunt for gunman

From Melanie Whitley, CNN

(CNN) -- Police in Las Vegas, Nevada, were hunting for a man who allegedly shot at a police officer during a patrol Tuesday, a city police spokesman told CNN.

Officer Marcus Martin, the police spokesman, said officers were shutting down streets in the vicinity of where the shots were fired at the officer, who is reported to be okay.

It is unknown what prompted the shooting, Martin said.

"We believe the officer was shot at as many as four shots but we do not have that confirmed," Martin said.