Three males, two of them teenagers, were wounded Wednesday night in a shooting on Hollywood Boulevard, one critically.
The shooting occurred just before 10 p.m. near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Whitley Avenue, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Andrew Chao of the Hollywood Station.
A 17-year-old boy, shot in the chest and leg, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in critical condition, Chao said.
A 14-year-old boy, shot in a foot, was taken to County-USC Medical Center.
A 25-year-old man was struck in the buttocks and taken to Cedars-Sinai, Chao said.
Officers deployed in the area due to Halloween night celebrations responded to the scene within minutes, but the suspect or suspects had already fled, possibly in a white sport utility vehicle, Chao said.
Descriptions of the suspects were not immediately available.
Hollywood Boulevard was closed to vehicles between Highland and Whitley, which is a few blocks west of Cahuenga.
Officers moved pedestrians off Hollywood Boulevard and onto nearby parallel neighborhood streets.
Patch witnessed officers gather on Cherokee Avenue, just north of Hollywood Boulevard, form a blockade to prevent pedestrian access to the street. [See the attached video]