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Man In Wheelchair Shot In Line to Buy New 'Call of Duty' Game

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A line of eager "Call of Duty" fans waiting to purchase the newest edition of the video game at the Game Stop in Koreatown early Tuesday morning experienced some real-life gunplay when a man in a wheelchair was shot by an unknown assailant who fled the scene.

The victim, described by authorities as a man in his 20s, was waiting to get his copy of "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2," according to City News Service. At just before 1 a.m. he became involved in "some sort of altercation" with another person, reports KTLA.

That person, described by police as a male Hispanic, "walked up and shot the man in the wheelchair in his abdomen and then fled the scene on foot,'' describes Los Angeles police Sgt. Pete Llanes. Another officer, Lt. S. Hosea of the LAPD's Olympic Division, says multiple shots were fired.

The suspect then fled northbound on Chateau place. Police attempted to locate the gunman, however they are now hoping that the many people in line can serve as witnesses and help in finding the shooter.

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"We haven't ruled out a gang-related shooting but we don't have a firm motive for the shooting yet,'' elaborated Llanes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Olympic Division detectives at (213) 382-9102.