An unidentified gunman fired several times into a car stopped at the intersection of Oakhurst Drive and Third Street Monday evening, wounding the two occupants, police said.
The victims drove around Beverly Hills for some time looking for assistance, Police Lt. Bill Hunt said.
Finally they lay down on the sidewalk in front of a medical building on Wilshire Boulevard, where paramedics came to their assistance.
Jorge Diaz, 30, was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was listed in fair condition. His companion, Guillermo Castro, 23, was treated and released.
Police later found used cartridges and interviewed several witnesses at the scene of the shooting. The assailant was described as a male Latino in his teens or early 20s.
Although there was no obvious motive for the shooting, Hunt said there may have been some connection between the gunman and his victims, who had been repairing the car shortly before the incident. It was the city's first shooting of 1986.