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Man Shot in Leg on Avenue 57 Monday

Police have yet to identify any suspects.

Man Shot in Leg on Avenue 57 Monday

An 18-year old man was shot in the leg while walking on Avenue 57 on Monday at 5 p.m., according to LAPD Detective Rick Ortiz.

"The victim was walking along and heard gunshots, then he felt the bullet hit him," Ortiz said. "He was shot in the leg."

Ortiz said the department believes the shooting was gang related, but has yet to identify any suspects.

"The victim said he didn't see anything," Ortiz said. "Given that it happened while it was still daylight, it's hard to believe he didn't see anything, but he's not been willing to share any information."

LAPD's gang unit has responded to multiple violent incidents on and around Monte Vista Street in the last month.

On April 11, a man was while walking on Avenue 52 near Monte Vista. On April 2, police went to Monte Vista Street and Avenue 56 after . The previous day, a man was and Avenue 50 by a group of suspects police believe are associated with a local gang.

Police ask that anyone with information related to the shooting call the gang unit at 1.323.344.5754

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