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Deputies seek gunman in shooting of man in unincorporated Athens

03/17/2013

A 54 year old Los Angeles man was shot this morning near the 11000 block of South Vermont Avenue in unincorporated Athens.

According to witnesses, the victim had just exited his vehicle when a van containing several people stopped nearby. At least one person got out of the van and began shooting. Deputies do not believe the victim was the intended target rather, they believe he was struck by a stray bullet fired by the gunman.

The victim was treated by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics at the scene prior to being transported to a local hospital where he was admitted in serious but stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call South Los Angeles Sheriff's Station at (323) 820-6700. If you wish to remain Anonymous you may do so by calling "LA Crime Stoppers" at 800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org



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