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Masked robber shoots man in Sherman Oaks

November 17, 2009 12:17:07 AM PST
A man wearing a ski mask pulled out a shotgun and shot another man at a home in Sherman Oaks on Tuesday.The victim, a man in his 30s, was hit in the leg, but is expected to recover.

Authorities responded to the incident in the 3500 block of Longridge Avenue at about 5:45 a.m. It is unclear if the victim lived at the home. He was taken to a local hospital for a non-life-threatening injury.

Police think the motive may have been robbery.

The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction. He is described as a white male, wearing a black jacket and a black ski mask. Police said he was armed with a shotgun and a handgun.

Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD Van Nuys station at (818) 374-9500.