Shooting occurs on Ocean Front Walk Wednesday evening
By Sam Catanzaro
A teenager was taken to the hospital in critical condition following what police say was a gang shooting in Venice Wednesday evening.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the incident was reported at 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday in the area of Venice Boulevard and Ocean Front Walk.
Police say a group got into a verbal altercation when the suspect–described by the LAPD as a Black male–produced a handgun and shot the victim–described as a 19-year-old Black male.
The victim was taken to a local hospital in critical yet stable condition, according to the LAPD.
The suspect fled the scene and remains at-large.
The incident appears to have been gang-related, the LAPD says.