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Girl Shot in Panorama City

April 26, 2009 |  6:42 pm

A 15-year-old girl was shot in the leg today in a gang-related shooting, police said.

The shooting happened just after 2 p.m. on the 9800 block of Vesper Avenue, near Van Nuys Boulevard, in Panorama City, said Los Angeles Police Officer Karen Rayner.

One suspect, a juvenile who has not been identified because of his age, was in custody and two others, also juveniles, were being sought, she said.

Police believe the victim knew her attackers, said Lt. Darryl Grayson, who declined to give more information about the case, citing an ongoing investigation.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition, police said.

-- Paloma Esquivel