Driver Shot While Stopped At Red Light In South LA

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man was recovering Sunday after being shot in the shoulder while he sat in his car at a red light in South Los Angeles.

The incident in the 8400 block of Avalon Boulevard occurred about 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Los Angeles police Officer Roger Aguirre said.

The driver was stopped at a red light when a car carrying a gunman rolled up alongside, Aguirre said.

The victim, whose name has been withheld, was hospitalized. His current condition was unknown but Aguirre said he had stable vital signs.

A description of the suspect vehicle was not immediately available.

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  • Lou Luna

    To Many Kni&&ers in South Central

    • Tango 99

      It was not Asain or ILLEGAL ALIENS this time. It was mudflaps doing what they do best, sell drugs, collect welfare and play mudflaps and mudflaps.

    • Kathy

      Hmmmmm, didn’t say ANYTHING that the people involved were African Americans. Please stop hiding your racism behind fill-in letters for an absolutely terrible description. African Americans, if you don’t mind, are human beings just like all of us. You seem to be a racist………..BIG time!!!! So stop!!!

  • jorge daanse

    People have the right to feel however they want kathy. Freedom of speech also, so while you may not agree with him, stop trying to stop him from expressing himself.

  • Fred Willis

    Happy MLK day! BLAMMO.

  • FLF

    Just another day in South Central LA..

  • bs

    @ Lou Luna they were there first if u want to get racist


    How sad; it’s as if criminals have no respect for Los Angeles’s strict gun laws.

    • Karen

      It is also because they ran out of gift cards (guns for cash) so the criminals kept their guns.

  • Soul Sista #1

    Before you leave a comment of anyone’s blog find out the “FACTS” first before making ignorant and uneducated statement about someone’s race. For your information, their are whites, Hispanics, Asians, and Blacks that reside in south LA. Whatever color the victim may have been it’s a human being who was targeted at random. I pray for you negative, hate-filled loonies. Don’t be mad b/c blacks are STRONG, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE and the name calling washes off like soap and water. …..

  • BGF

    dont be afraid of racism because its here to stay as long as the racist does not bring it to your face let them speak its ok really the struggle still continues

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