Help sought to ID gunmen in Venice Blvd. shooting

Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the gunman or gunmen responsible for a shooting early Sunday that left two men injured.

The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. in the 2400 block of Louella Street, just south of Venice Boulevard.

Two men were shot. One was listed in critical condition. The other is in stable condition.

Police said someone or some people in a dark-colored sport utility vehicle drove by the two men and shot at them as the were walking on the sidewalk.

Police had no description of the gunmen. It it is unknown if the shooting was gang related.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact LAPD Pacific Area Homicide Detectives Robin Salazar or Claudia Castruita at (310) 482-6369 or (310) 482-6377.

During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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