Officers found the shooting victim lying in the front yard of a home on the 1800 block of North Avenue 51 around 10 a.m. He had been shot three times.
The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was last listed in serious but stable condition. He was expected to undergo surgery.
No arrests have been made. Police say they don't have any information on a suspect or motive. They add that the shooting does not appear to be gang-related.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the LAPD's Northeast Division at (323) 344-5701.