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A 56-year-old man experiencing homelessness was shot while he stood on a downtown Los Angeles sidewalk, authorities said Monday.

The shooting happened at 11:02 p.m. Sunday at San Pedro and Eighth streets, according to a dispatcher at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations Center.

The suspect reportedly walked up to the victim and fired one round at him before leaving the scene, she said. There was no word whether the suspect left in a vehicle or ran away.

Paramedics took the wounded man to a hospital where his vital signs were stable, she said.

A suspect description was not available, the dispatcher said.

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