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Drive-By Shooting Leaves One Man Injured Near Little Ethiopia

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A few minutes before noon, one man was injured in a possible gang related drive-by shooting near Little Ethiopia on the 5600 block of Pico Blvd. The preliminary investigation revealed that the injured man got into a verbal dispute with the assailants before the shooting, according to LAPD Spokesman Richard French He was shot in the stomach before running into Headmaster Barber Shop where he collapsed inside. The victim and another man were crossing the street when they saw the suspect's car, explained Samson Odede, co-owner of the barber shop, over the phone. "They took off running when they recognized the car as a threat to them." Bullets apparently flew from the car hitting one of the men. The injured suspect, a male black possibly in his 30s, entered the shop for cover; the other man ran away down the street. A barber shop customer then drove the victim to Kaiser Hospital nearby. "It was pretty scary," Odede said.

French said the unidentified victim was in serious but stable condition and was refusing to give descriptions of the suspects.

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