[symple_googlemap title=”Man shot near Venice Boardwalk” location=”Windward Avenue and Speedway, Venice, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”13″]

A 20-year-old man was shot and wounded near the Venice boardwalk.

The shooting occurred Thursday evening in the area of Windward Avenue and Speedway, said Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Division.

Responding officers found the victim man conscious and breathing suffering from a gunshot wound, Im said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Officers from the LAPD and agencies from adjacent jurisdictions are looking for the gunman, who was described as Hispanic, about 27 years old, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 285 pounds, with short brown hair. He was seen wearing a gray hoodie and a red shirt fleeing eastbound Windward Avenue with the handgun, Im said.

—City News Service

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