Man Shot in Attempted Robbery on Sunset Boulevard

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A man was shot during a robbery attempt on Sunset Boulevard, near the West Hollywood boundary. KTLA5 reports that the attempted robbery was in West Hollywood next to Pink Taco on the 8200 block of Sunset Boulevard, however that area is on the Los Angels side of the WeHo City boundary. According to the report, the incident happened around 3 a.m.

Video footage shows Los Angeles Police and West Hollywood Sheriff deputies on the scene, as well as Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Police say a man was walking in the area when he was approached by another man who attempted to rob him. The attacker brandished a gun and shot a man at the scene after the man tried to resist the robbery. Multiple shots were fired, police said. The suspect then fled the scene and is currently wanted by police.

The victim, identified only as an adult male, was seriously injured in the shooting. He was transported to the hospital where he was most recently listed in critical condition.

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