Police were searching for the suspected gunman who shot a man Wednesday night in Echo Park, leaving the victim in critical condition.
Officers responded to a shooting around 8:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Benton Way and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso and head, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Police said the 44-year-old victim and the male shooter were involved in an altercation in the carport at the apartment complex when the gunman shot the victim.
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The suspected shooter fled from the scene before officers arrived, according to the LAPD.
The victim was transported to a hospital in grave condition. He underwent surgery and his condition was upgraded to critical, according to the LAPD.
Police did not have a description of the suspect.