Fairfax shooting: Suspect sought after woman is shot in the face

Police are looking for the man suspected of shooting a woman in the face in the Fairfax District on Monday night.

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The shooting was reported near La Brea and Willoughby avenues around 7:30 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said.

According to investigators, a woman reportedly got into an argument with a man and possibly another woman on the balcony of an apartment complex, when the man pulled out a gun and shot the woman in the face. She was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

Once the LAPD arrived at the scene, officers set up a perimeter in the area to look for the shooter, described as a man wearing a yellow sweatshirt and burgundy pants. A person was detained for questioning, but authorities later determined he was not the gunman.

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Several crimes have occurred in the Fairfax District in recent months and police have increased patrols in the area.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD’s Wilshire Division. 

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