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Police: Shooting Of Graffiti Suspect Believed To Be Gang-related

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police investigators say a young man scrawling graffiti at a South Los Angeles park was shot twice in what is believed to be a gang-related attack.

Police Officer Lyle Knight says the 18-year-old was shot in the hip and leg at about 7:25 a.m. Monday in a park near Jefferson High School. He was hospitalized and is expected to survive.

The victim is a student at the high school, enrolled in the teacher preparation program.  His name wasn’t released.

School district spokeswoman Susie Solano says classes weren’t disrupted and there is no lockdown.

Police say the gunman got into a car after the shooting and drove away.

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