Driver, 19, in grave condition after being shot in head in Westlake District

EMBED </>More News Videos

A 19-year-old driver is in grave condition at a hospital after being shot in the head in the Westlake District Wednesday night. (KABC)

A 19-year-old driver is in grave condition at a hospital after being shot in the head in the Westlake District Wednesday night.

Authorities said the incident happened around 9 p.m. near Beverly Boulevard and Vendome Street. The victim was found in his car and transported to LAC+USC Medical Center. He underwent surgery.

Police interviewed witnesses who told them a shooter had targeted the driver on foot. But witnesses Eyewitness News spoke to said it appeared to be a car-to-car shooting.

Two witnesses who were attending church in the area said they were outside when they saw two cars speeding down the street. They said shots came from a black Tahoe and the suspect sped off.

Witnesses also said the suspect appeared to have a cowboy hat on, but a police sergeant said they had no suspect or vehicle description.

It was unclear what led to the shooting.

The investigation was ongoing, and the shooter remained on the loose.
Related Topics:
newsshootingman shothospitaldrivingsearchWestlakeLos AngelesLos Angeles County
(Copyright ©2017 KABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments