Rodney King Shot, Wounded in Los Angeles

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It's been a violent week in the celebrity news world.

NFL star Sean Taylor died a day after being shot by an unknown assailant in his Miami home. In Las Vegas, O.J. Simpson was arraigned on kidnapping and robbery charges. Now another high-profile shooting has occurred in L.A.

Rodney King, the motorist famous for a videotaped beating from Los Angeles police back that set off the L.A. riots in 1991, was shot and wounded on a San Bernardino street corner late Wednesday, according to news sources.

Rodney King himself called Rialto police just before midnight last night to report the shooting. According to Sgt. Don Lewis, King was struck in the face and arm by a shotgun. Police reported that King and others inside appeared drunk.

Rodney King was reportedly shot in the face, police say.

King was quickly taken to a local hospital, and his wounds were not believed to be life-threatening. More on this story as information becomes available.

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