LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police on Saturday were looking for a gunman suspected of shooting a man in front of a liquor store in the Westlake area.

Los Angeles police Sgt. Herb Chang said the shooting in the 1200 block of West Seventh Street occurred about 11:10 p.m. Friday near Witmer Street.

According to Chang, the victim had made a purchase and left the store before being shot several times.

The wounded man ran into the store and collapsed, Chang added. His current condition was not known.

A description of the shooter was unavailable.

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