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Police hunt two men in shooting of bicyclists in Elysian Park

Elysian Park
Two men were shot in Elysian Park Friday night.
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Police are searching for two young men who confronted and shot two bicyclists in Elysian Park late Friday.  

Authorities believe the two shooters were gang members, both 16 years old — although one may be older.

The pair confronted the two cyclists, a 27-year-old man and his 47-year-old father-in-law, then shot them, said Los Angeles police Sgt. David Armas. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

“The victims had no gang affiliation,” Armas said. “They live locally and were just out for a bike ride.”

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The shooting occurred about 8:55 p.m. near Riverside Drive and the 5 Freeway, on the bike path that runs along the Los Angeles River. 

The shooters fled westbound, police said. One was riding a red bicycle.

esmeralda.bermudez@latimes.com

@LATBermudez 

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