Gunshot victim airlifted from Angeles National Forest to hospital after kidnap report

Aerial view of Mount Wilson Red Box Road in the Angeles National Forest
Aerial view of Mount Wilson Red Box Road in the Angeles National Forest. Authorities responding to a kidnapping report Wednesday found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was airlifted to a hospital.
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Multiple agencies responded Wednesday morning to reports of a possible kidnapping in the Angeles National Forest and ended up airlifting a gunshot victim to a hospital.

Los Angeles Police Department officers responded at about 7 a.m. to a “possible kidnap” in the 14800 block of Little Tujunga Canyon Road, LAPD spokesperson Charles Miller said.

“The victim was eventually located with his vehicle” and airlifted to a hospital suffering from gunshot wounds, he said. Miller said police were still holding the crime scene at 11:30 a.m.


Initially, fire officials were called to respond to a traffic collision, with a vehicle on the shoulder or an embankment, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Brian Humphrey.

“Our encounter with the patient was on federal land,” he said. “There may be a crime involved with this.”

“We transported one patient, flown by LAFD helicopter to a regional trauma center,” Humphrey said.

This is a developing story and will be updated.