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Man shot in Watts fighting for his life

City News Service | 1/2/2013, 8:27 a.m.

WATTS, Calif.--A man who was shot in Watts was in critical condition today and fighting for his life as police searched for whoever attacked him, authorities said.

Officers called to 111th Street at Croesus Avenue shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday discovered shell casings and blood on the street, then traced the victim, a man in his 20s, to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, said Sgt. James Linder of the Los Angeles Police Department's Southeast station. He had been shot several times in the upper body.

Details of the incident were sketchy since the person who took the man to the hospital did not see the shooting, and the victim was unable to help investigators, Linder said.

"We don't know if it happened in his car, a walk up, or out on the street," he said.