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Man Shot at Venice Boulevard Pho Restaurant

Man Shot at Venice Boulevard Pho Restaurant

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A man was injured in a shooting at a Venice Boulevard pho restaurant in Palms last night, police said.

The attack at Super Pho & Teriyaki at 10953 Venice Boulevard was reported at 9:25 p.m., Los Angeles police Sgt. Carlton Jeter told the Weekly.

The victim ...
 
 ... apparently took rounds or shrapnel in a hand and bicep, the sergeant said. He was "expected to live," he said.

Gadi Schwartz of NBC Los Angeles said that witnesses told him the shooter peeked in a restaurant full of customers, spied his target, popped in, and opened fire with two rounds.

Jeter of the LAPD told us:

The shooter, dressed in all black, walked up, opened the front door, entered and shot twice, and then fled west on Venice.

People reportedly scattered everywhere, even through the kitchen, Schwartz said. 

The sergeant said it was possible the attack was gang-related, but he wasn't sure. He said that was one of the questions detectives at the scene would try to answer.

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