Elderly man in grave condition after 'unprovoked' shooting in South LA: police

An elderly man is in grave condition after he was shot by a woman in South Los Angeles overnight. 

It happened around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday outside the McDonald's on Century Boulevard and Wester Avenue. 

According to police, a woman walked up the elderly victim who was sitting in his wheelchair outside and shot him once in the head. 

The woman then ran away from the scene in an unknown direction. 

The victim, who is around 70-years-old and lives in a nearby homeless encampment, was taken to a local hospital and is currently in surgery. 

The cause of the shooting remains under investigation. Police say this was an unprovoked shooting.

No one was inside the McDonald's at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.