Man shot in the head on crowded Hollywood Walk of Fame

A shooting on the Hollywood Walk of Fame left a man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said.

Filming took place just after 7:30 p.m. on Friday April 14, near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, a few meters from the famous TCL Chinese Theater.

Paramedics transported the victim to an area hospital where he is listed in stable condition, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Urban Hollywood 411.

[Watch a local news report on the shooting below]

As of Saturday afternoon, no arrests had been made, police said.

Local news footage recorded shortly after the shooting showed LAPD cruisers parked along Hollywood Boulevard outside the mall where the Dolby Theater – home of the Oscars – is located.

Officers scoured the area as crowds passed and street vendors sold food and trinkets.

The area is full of tourist bus companies, nightclubs, bars and restaurants, and cinemas, and is usually crowded on weekend evenings.

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The victim may have been a Good Samaritan who tried to intervene in an argument when a suspect pulled out a gun and shot him, police say.

The victim was not immediately identified, but street vendors told local station KTLA5 the man was a local resident in his 30s known as “Scooter”.

A witness told the station that the shooting may have been sparked by a robbery during a sidewalk game called “three-card ride”. The witness said a woman “took money” from the players and fled. The group chased the woman and at one point a man who knew her pulled out a gun and opened fire.

Another onlooker told the TV station that the victim was “bleeding from the head” and described the scene as “horrible”.

The LAPD is looking for two suspects, a male and a female, both in their twenties. The two fled the scene immediately after the shooting.

The shooting is the latest violent incident on the Walk of Fame.

In January, a shooting at the busy tourist attraction left one dead and two injured. The three victims were described as men in their 30s who were exiting a building when someone opened fire. This incident happened at 1:20 a.m. at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Cherokee Avenue.

Another Walk of Fame shooting left a teenager dead in August 2022.

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