The shooting happened shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 11300 block of Hatteras Street. Police said the taggers thought the 50-year-old man was trying to take a picture of them with his cellphone camera.
The man was shot in the calf. He is expected to be OK. The suspects were described as men in their 20s.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the LAPD's North Hollywood Division at (818) 623-4016.