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Man critically injured in downtown L.A. shooting

July 4, 2010 | 10:49 am

A man shot three times in downtown Los Angeles early Sunday was in critical condition at USC hospital, police said.

The victim was wounded in the chest and back in the incident at 5:20 a.m., said Officer Bruce Borihanh of the Los Angeles Police Department.

A suspect was seen fleeing the scene at 7th and Spring streets in a gray or silver minivan, the officer said.

The victim wasn't immediately identified, and Borihanh said police did not yet know if the shooting was gang related.

-- Carol J. Williams