Man Shot While Sitting in Car on Encino Street; Gunman Sought

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Police were searching for a gunman who opened fire on a man who was sitting in his car on a street in Encino on Wednesday.,


A man was shot and wounded while sitting in a car on an Encino street.

The shooting was reported just before 6 p.m. in the 4900 block of Rupert Avenue, according to Los Angeles Fire Department Spokesman Erik Scott.

When officers arrived they discovered a man in his 40s with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Los Angeles Police Detective James Setzer.

The unidentified victim was approached by a white man in his mid 50s who fired multiple times, according to LAPD spokesman Officer Gregory Baek.

The gunman left the location in a pickup truck, Baek said.

The victim was transported to Northridge Hospital Medical Center in critical condition, Baek said.

There was no further information on his condition.

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