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A man was hospitalized and listed in stable condition after being shot early Saturday morning in Boyle Heights, City News Service reported.

Police officers responded at around 4 am to a shots fired call at Lorena and Beswick streets – just south of the 5 Freeway – where they found the man with multiple gunshot wounds. According to an LAPD spokesperson, officers learned the victim had been standing alone when a car drove up and someone began firing shots at him, striking him several times before driving away.

The spokesperson said police believe the shooting was gang-related.

Paramedics took the man to a hospital nearby. No suspect has been identified.

Saturday’s shooting happened less than a week after another Boyle Heights shooting where a woman was attacked while sitting in a pickup truck.

The earlier shooting took place at about 9:30 pm on Sunday, Nov. 20, near Mission Road and First Street. According to an LAPD spokesperson, the woman did not see who shot at her. 

Paramedics took the woman to a hospital, where she was in stable conditions.

According to City News Service, an LAPD helicopter located two possible suspects on the First Street bridge, and they were taken into custody.

Boyle Heights Beat

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