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Updated Description: 21-Year-Old Man Hospitalized in York Boulevard Shooting

A 21-year-old man shot multiple times in an alley on Tuesday evening was hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

Update

Police have yet to make an arrest in the Tuesday afternoon shooting at York Boulevard and Toledo Street that hospitalized a 21-year-old male, according to Detective Rick Ortiz. 

Ortiz added that an initial description of the shooter provided by police dispatches--that of a white male in his early 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build and blond/brown hair--was not accurate.

"I heard that description around the station too, but according to most witness reports the shooter was an Hispanic male with brown hair," Ortiz said.

Previously

A 21-year-old man shot multiple times in an alley on Tuesday evening was hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

Police were called to the alley near York Boulevard and Toledo Street on reports of shots fired at 4:50 p.m., said Los Angeles police Officer Karen Rayner.

She said the shooting appeared to be gang-related.

The victim, who was not immediately identified, was rushed into surgery, Rayner said.

As of 7:25 p.m., officers were still on scene within an active perimeter looking for the suspect.

Officials on scene were concerned when the victim's mother appeared and it looked as if she was having a heart attack. But she did not need to be taken to the hospital, Rayner said. "It apparently was an anxiety attack."

Previously:

Los Angeles police are currently pursuing a male who allegedly shot an unidentified victim near York Boulevard and Toledo Street at about 4:55 p.m. on Tuesday.

One person has been taken to the hospital.

According to reports heard on a police scanner, the suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build and blond/brown hair. He is said to be wearing a navy blue top and navy blue shorts.

The shooter reportedly fired upon the victim at York and Toledo and then fled eastbound toward Avenue 57, where he ducked into an alley, according to scanner reports.

Residents are advised to stay clear of the area.

Anyone with information about the shooter's location is advised to use lacrimestoppers.com to submit tips.

Kat Spofford July 25, 2012 at 06:06 PM
I heard the gunshots I thought there were 3 when I was out with my dogs, scary that this happened in the late afternoon I hope they catch the suspect, please keep us updated
mark July 25, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Well luckily they've outlawed Medical Marijuana, so all of this gang warfare will stop.
HLPSUCKS July 25, 2012 at 10:07 PM
After this shooting happened something else happened in the middle of the night.Any word on that???
carol van beek July 25, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Totally agree. How do we as citizens and residents of Highland Park go about helping to expedite this? Do we contact the Northeast captain, gang detail, senior lead officer, or all of the above?
Nimby pimp July 26, 2012 at 04:41 AM
The blond suspect was fleeing the scene in a pair of wooden shoes. Initial reports suggest that he smelled vaguely of Coppertone suntan lotion.

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