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Gunfire reported, man found shot near Taft High

October 18, 2012 |  4:10 pm

Approximate location of shooting shown in black.

Los Angeles police are investigating a reported shooting Thursday afternoon across the street from Taft High School in Woodland Hills.

The shooting was reported around 3:15 p.m. in the Ralphs parking across from the school at Ventura Boulevard and Winnetka Avenue, said LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman.

The caller who reported the attack to police said they heard multiple shots.

When police responded, they found a man, believed to be between 20 and 25, suffering from a gunshot wound, Eisenman said. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was hospitalized.

The victim was not believed to be a student, though an initial call suggested he might be. It was not immediately clear if the school was on lock-down.

The assailants were reportedly driving a 4-door Infinity luxury sedan, last seen heading south on Quakertown Street.


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Map: Approximate location of shooting shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.