Sunday, December 2, 2007


Rodney King, whose videotaped police beating in 1991 led to deadly rioting when the officers involved were acquitted, was shot on a street corner, but his wounds were not life-threatening, police said.
King, 42, was shot two or three times from a distance by birdshot fired from a shotgun. He then bicycled about 1 1/2 miles back to his home in neighboring Rialto and called police.
Authorities said when they arrived at the home, King and others appeared drunk and were largely uncooperative in providing information about the shooting.

Bobby Knight, rumored to be bird hunting in the area, could not be reached for comment.

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