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Five suspects sought after man is shot near Venice Beach boardwalk

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Pedestrians walk across Windward Avenue as fog hovers over Venice Beach in March.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Police were searching for five suspects after a man was shot near the busy Venice Beach boardwalk Friday night.

Officers responding to reports of a shooting about 9:20 p.m. in the 200 block of Ocean Front Walk found a man suffering from gunshot wounds, said Los Angeles police Officer Mike Lopez.

The man was taken to a local hospital in stable condition, Lopez said. He was not identified.

According to several media reports, a gunman fired into a crowd during a fireworks show on the boardwalk.

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Authorities did not provide descriptions of the suspects.

brittny.mejia@latimes.com

Twitter: @Brittny_Mejia

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