Teen passenger critical after being shot in the head; suspect in South LA incident at large

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Friday, December 9, 2016
Los Angeles Police Department officers are stand near a car that was shot at early Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in an incident that left a teenager critically wounded.
Los Angeles Police Department officers are stand near a car that was shot at early Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in an incident that left a teenager critically wounded.
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VERMONT SQUARE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A teenager was in critical condition Friday morning after being shot while he was inside a car in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

A caller reported the gunfire shortly before 1 a.m. in the area of 45th Street and Vermont Avenue, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Division.

Three passengers were inside the sedan when a suspect shot into it, striking one of them in the head, the LAPD said. The victim was transported to a hospital.

No description of the shooter was immediately available.