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LAPD seeks gunman in Venice shooting that left 1 injured

Police were looking for a gunman in this area of Venice.
Los Angeles police Tuesday evening were searching for a gunman who opened fire and critically wounded a man near a busy intersection in Venice.

The man was shot in the torso in an alley near 7th and Rose avenues, near a popular coffeehouse and Whole Foods Market, police said.

The condition of the victim was not immediately known, said Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Witnesses told officers that the gunman was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and shorts. He was seen running north in the alley, which parallels Rose, police said.

No additional information was immediately available.

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Map shows recent crimes reported near Tuesday's shooting scene. Credit: Times' Mapping L.A.

 
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