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3 Shot and Injured On Hollywood Blvd. Halloween Night

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The festive Halloween vibe on Hollywood Boulevard was violently interrupted Wednesday night following a shooting that sent three people to the hospital and forced authorities to block off the street.

Two teen boys and one young man were struck by gunfire just before 10 p.m. near Hollywood Blvd. and Whitley Avenue, according to City News Service.

Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Andrew Chao says a 17-year-old male was shot in the chest and leg and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in critical condition, a 14-year-old male was shot in the foot and taken to County-USC Medical Center, and a 25-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and taken to Cedars-Sinai.

To control the scene, the LAPD--already in heavy presence because of Halloween--blocked off a segment of Hollywood Blvd., and moved the crowd out of the investigation area.

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By the time police responded, however, the shooters had fled, possibly in a white SUV. Authorities say they are looking for four suspects, three men and one woman, according to L.A. Now, but so far no one is in custody and the motive for the shooting is unknown.