Police surrounded a South Los Angeles residence Friday in search of a possible shooting suspect believed to be inside, but later determined the person was not at the location.

Officers were sent to 56th Street and Budlong Avenue about 9:15 a.m. on a report that a person had been shot and wounded, and they learned that the suspect may be inside a residence nearby, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The person injured in the shooting was hospitalized and was considered stable, police said.

Police surrounded the residence where the suspect was believed to be holed up, but around 2:45 p.m., authorities reported that the suspect was not at the location.

There was no immediate description of the suspect available.

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