Young man shot playing basketball in Hacienda Heights

A young man was shot and wounded late Friday while playing basketball on a residential street, officials said.

The victim and another young man were playing basketball in the street at Walbrook Drive and Olympus Avenue about 9 p.m. when a vehicle passed by and someone inside opened fire, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Russell Verduzco said.

The victim, who was shot in the elbow, was taken by private car to an area hospital where he was treated, officials said. His companion was not injured.

Neither man was believed to have gang ties, Verduzco added.

No description of the shooter or the vehicle was available.

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