Police say that a man was wounded by gunfire early Saturday in Boyle Heights.

Sgt. J Covarrubias of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Division told City News Service that the shooting was reported at 1:25 a.m. at 158 S. Pecan St., near the Pecan Recreation Center.

When police officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim with a single gunshot wound to the chest lying on the ground. The man, believed to be about 45 years old, was transported to a nearby hospital.

The victim’s condition was not immediately known and there was no suspect information available.

This was the second shooting reported this week in Boyle Heights.

According to the LAPD a teen boy was shot and wounded about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday on the 100 block of South Utah Street.

NBC 4 reported that the victim was a 14-year-old student at Méndez High School, which is about three blocks from the shooting location. A watch commander at Hollenbeck told City News Service that the boy was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

Police said the male suspect was armed with a handgun, but there wasn’t a more detailed description of him available.

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