LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Three men in their 20s were hospitalized Monday following what appeared to be a gang-related attack in Lincoln Park, police said.

Los Angeles police Sgt. John Porras said the shooting outside an apartment building on Lincoln Park Avenue was reported at 10:20 p.m. Sunday.

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“One man was shot in the right leg, one in the left thigh and one in the abdomen,” Porras said.

Police said they initially thought they had a possible suspect when they saw a man run out of an apartment with a gun.

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“It turned out to be an acquaintance of the victim who went out to defend his buddies,” he said.

Porras said the suspects may have fled in dark-colored pickup truck, possibly a Ford F-150, or a white Volkswagen Rabbit.

The identity of those involved has not been released.

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