Officers responded shortly before 10:30 p.m. to a report of a shooting near the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and St. Andrews Place, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. They arrived to find the victim on the floor inside the liquor store.
LAPD investigators said the incident began when the victim was approached by another man on the street. After they exchanged words, the gunman fired multiple shots and fled the scene.
Firefighter-paramedics transported the gravely injured man to the medical center. He was not immediately identified.
Surveillance video was obtained from inside the liquor store but was not helpful to the investigation, police said.
A description of the suspect was not available.