Machete Wielding Carjacker Steals Vehicle in East Hollywood; Victim Hospitalized

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Police are searching for a carjacker who used a machete to steal a vehicle in East Hollywood early Wednesday morning.

Police respond to a carjacking in East Hollywood on Sept. 27, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)
Police respond to a carjacking in East Hollywood on Sept. 27, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident was reported about 5:45 a.m. near the intersection of Fountain and Western avenues, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mota said.

A machete wielding individual took the victim’s gray Honda Accord during the carjacking, Mota said.

The victim was injured in the incident and taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed investigators talking to a man at the 76 gas station located on the corner of Fountain and Western.

It was unclear if the victim was getting gas at the station when the carjacking occurred.

No description of the carjacker was immediately available.

KTLA’s Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.

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