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Published on February 29, 2024
Gunfire Wounds Man Denied Entry to L.A. Chinatown Brewery Suspect at Large After Overnight ShootingSource: Google Street View

Chaos erupted in Chinatown early Thursday as a young man was critically wounded by gunfire shortly after being denied entry to a local brewery. Officers from the Central Division were dispatched to the 900 block of Hill Street around 2 a.m., where they found the victim suffering from serious injuries and he now clings to life in the hospital, where detectives remain tight-lipped as they piece together the scant details of a night turned violent, according to the LAPD PIO.

Before the violence unfolded, the man, in his twenties, attempted to enter a brewery but was turned away; moments later multiple shots rang out, striking him in the abdomen, thereafter he staggered to a nearby gas station and placed the call that drew first responders to the scene witnesses at the scene shared how the assailant sped off in a green Dodge Charger-muddying the waters for a manhunt now in full swing, as reported by CBS News Los Angeles.

Despite the immediate aftermath being rife with activity and sireness lights, no evidence of the shooting was initially found at the brewery itself, leaving LAPD officers scrambling to canvass the area for clues and any trace of the suspect who remains at large, and it is not yet clear if there was any prior connection between the shooter and the victim - underscoring the randomness or the targeted precision of urban gun violence that plagues our streets, it will take time to uncover the motives behind this chilling incident, as per ABC7.