Police on Monday were attempting to identify suspects — and three people were detained — after a teenage boy was shot near the Los Angeles Police Department station on 77th Street in South L.A., authorities said.
Officers were notified of the incident in the 7600 block of South Broadway at 4:12 p.m., LAPD Officer Tony Im said.
An unknown number of people approached a boy standing in front a building across the street from the station and got into a verbal dispute with the victim, according to 77th Street Division Lt. Emada Tingirides.
The victim, who is believed to be 15, was shot in the abdomen area. He was hospitalized in critical condition and underwent surgery, the lieutenant said.
He was later described as being in stable condition, LAPD Sgt. Thomas Bojorquez said Monday evening.
The assailants fled on foot, Tingirides said.
LAPD Officer Tony Im described the attackers as three male Latinos about 18 years old. One suspect was wearing a black shirt with white writing, while another was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. It was unknown what the third suspect was wearing.
Three people were eventually detained, but no arrests were made, Bojorquez said.
The victim’s identity was not known.
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly indicated the victim was an adult. The story has been updated.