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Los Angeles Police Department patrol car. MyNewsLA.com photo by John Schreiber.

Police Tuesday hunted the gunman who drove by a couple’s car in Venice and opened fire, killing the man and seriously wounding the woman as the victims’ car crashed and overturned.

Authorities provided no explanation for the attack, nor did they say if they had any information about the killer’s identity.

The shooting was reported at 2:36 a.m. Monday at Sixth and Brooks avenues, according to Officer D. Orris of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victims, both in their 20s, were traveling in a vehicle when the suspect pulled up and fired multiple gunshots at them from another vehicle, Orris said.

Officers arriving at the scene reported an overturned vehicle with two gunshot victims inside. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was taken by paramedics to a hospital where her vital signs were stable, Orris said.

The suspect vehicle was described as a white, four-door sedan that left eastbound on Rose Avenue.

Surveillance video showed the victims’ vehicle crashing into a parked car after the shooting, overturning and landing on someone’s front lawn.

LAPD West Bureau homicide investigators urged anyone with information about the shooting to call them at 213-382-9470 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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