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Man Shot in Calf by Suspected Gang Members, Police Say

The 50-year-old male victim was attempting to photograph an act of vandalism in progress, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

A 50-year-old man who tried using his cellphone to photograph two suspected gang members tagging on a wall at Hatteras Street and Tujunga Avenue Tuesday was shot in the calf, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victim was riding on a bicycle when he noticed two men tagging a wall around 8:50 p.m., said Sgt. Mike Kammert.

When he attemped to take a picture of the act of vandalism, one of the men pulled out a 9mm handgun and shot the victim as he tried to escape, Kammert said.

The victim was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical center and is in stable condition, he said.

The suspects, who fled the scene on foot, are in their 20s, Kammert said.

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Adam September 26, 2012 at 04:52 AM
A "man" in his "early 20s." Well that narrows it down.
Arin Mikailian (Editor) September 26, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Hi, Adam: The story just broke, I'm sure there will be more details to come. Check back soon. Thanks!
larkatmic September 26, 2012 at 01:30 PM
I hope they find the scum who shot at an innocent man. These tagging idiots should be rounded up and put on a chain gang for a summer of restitution. If they use a gun on a person, we should really make them pay.
maria muse September 26, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Haha a chain gang is Disneyland next to what i would have done.
maria muse September 26, 2012 at 03:26 PM
But it's a good start. I would be a little more like Singapore.
maria muse September 26, 2012 at 03:27 PM
This country is way too lenient on criminals.
george September 26, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Don't mess with gangs, you can't win, the best you can do is take note, move along and report it to police...which may not solve anything but it beats getting shot.
R0R0 September 29, 2012 at 03:48 PM
only white people report to the police around MY HOOD we handle it
DubCity September 29, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Roro, youre an idiot and just as bad...pretty gangster talkin bout "we handle it" though. BLOGGIN thug life!!! Lmfao

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