Los Angeles

Man Hospitalized After Shooting Near Taco Stand in Hyde Park

Dozens ran for cover and a man was shot near a taco stand in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hyde Park early Sunday morning, officials said.

The drive-by shooting occurred just before 3 a.m. near the corner of Florence Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The man was taken away on a stretcher moaning in pain after he was hit by gunfire.

He was transported to a hospital, police said. His condition was unknown.

Bullets shattered store front windows at a dry cleaner and laundromat as a bullet when through the windows of parked cars.

Two bullets hit Shekinah Kennedy's Pontiac where she took cover inside.

"I put my whole body in the car and ducked down,' Kennedy said. "I think it's gang related...because the person here dancing had loud music and was throwing up a few gang signs."

No arrests have been made.

The shooting comes a day after a suspected robber was fatally shot by a taco stand employee in South Los Angeles. Two other suspects in the alleged robbery attempt were still at large.

No other injuries were reported.

Kennedy said she was grateful no one else was hurt, especially the hardworking family operating the taco stand.

"An 11-year-old kid is out there helping his mom serve tacos," Kennedy said.

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