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Man suffers life-threatening shooting in Leimert Park

City News Service | 5/21/2013, 9:44 a.m.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A man in his early 20s suffered life-threatening wounds to his upper back this morning in a shooting in the Leimert Park, police said.

The shooting in the 3800 block of Third Avenue, near 39th Street, was reported around 12:20 a.m., said Lt. H. Fanfassian, watch commander of the Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Station.

The victim, who was hospitalized "in extremely serious condition," did not provide police details of the shooting or a suspect description, Fanfassian said.

The shooting appeared to be gang-related, he said.