An investigation is underway Thursday into a violent carjacking in Encino that left a man hospitalized with a gunshot wound.
The incident happened around midnight near the 5500 block of Newcastle Avenue.
Investigators said the victim, described as a 38-year-old man, was suffering from a gunshot wound when they arrived.
At some point during the carjacking, the victim was shot by the carjacker, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition, the spokesperson said.
Authorities were not able to provide a suspect description.