Video: Man Possibly Kidnapped At Gunpoint In East L.A.
Video from a surveillance camera in East L.A. appears to show a man getting shot in the foot, then forced away at gunpoint. The disturbing video comes from a surveillance camera in the 300 block of Rowan Avenue in East L.A. at around 9:51 a.m. on Saturday morning, according to a release from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. While the release initially said that there were two possible victims and two alleged attackers, evidence now indicates there was only one victim and one alleged attacker, NBC Los Angeles reports.
The video shows a man in a dark-colored t-shirt and a man in a light-colored shirt walk into frame. They appear to be arguing, and the man in the dark shirt strikes the other man in the face and then, according to witnesses, shoots him in the foot.
Jose Barajes, who works on Rowan Avenue, told NBC 4, "When these two people started arguing, one pulled a pistol and hit him in the face. [The victim] went to the floor, and then [the other man] shot him."
The video shows the victim trying to stagger into an open doorway, but the attacker grabs him and leads him out of frame. Witnesses said that the attacker forced the victim into his car and drove away.
The street appears to be relatively busy, as several cars drive past the scene, and a parked car drives away as the man is struck.
Anyone with information should call LASD Major Crimes Bureau at 562-946-7010.