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A 17-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen in the Westlake area of Los Angeles, authorities said Saturday.

The shooting was reported at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Rampart Boulevard and Sixth Street, Los Angeles Police Officer D. Orris said.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment, Orris said. The boy was unable to provide officers with information about the shooting.

Three males were seen fleeing the scene, the officer said. The shooting was possibly gang related, Orris said.

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