SOUTH EL MONTE (CBS) — A man was in critical condition after being shot outside a South El Monte apartment complex late Thursday afternoon.

The shooting, which may have involved a car wreck, was reported in the 2400 block of North Continental Avenue shortly after 5 p.m., sheriff’s Sgt. Tom Harris said.

The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to County-USC Medical Center in critical condition, he said. The suspect is at large.

Detectives at the scene picked up bullet shells in a carport behind the complex.

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