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HYDE PARK ( — A 77-year-old man remains in critical but stable condition Thursday after being shot by a gunman who fled the scene in a white Maserati.

As many as 22 shots were fired at about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Van Ness Recreation Center, at 57th and 2nd Avenue in Hyde Park. The victim had been sitting in a parking lot near the recreation center when he was shot.

The victim was shot several times in the chest, but is not believed to have been a target, according to LAPD officials. He had come to the rec center as part of a group that met weekly to play dominoes.

He underwent surgery overnight and is currently in critical, but stable condition.

“I jumped under my table, I got under my table,” neighbor Rose Temple said. “It was a whole bunch of shots, a whole bunch. I was scared, I was really scared.”

Witnesses told police the suspect fled the scene in a white luxury car, possibly a Maserati, with tinted windows and black rims.

Detectives will be out in the neighborhood, checking for any surveillance video that may have captured the getaway car.


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