Police are searching for a suspect who shot one man Friday night near the Atwater Village Foster’s Freeze in what police believe may have been a gang-related shooting involving narcotics. The victim, described as a male Latino in his 20s, was shot in the upper torso at about 6:30 p.m. near Fletcher Drive and Atwater Avenue, said Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg with the Northeast Division. The injury is not life threatening.
Nearby residents said the shooting took place next to the Foster’s Freeze ice cream stand at the corner of Fletcher and Atwater. Police blocked off Flecther Drive north to and other nearby streets during the investigation and police helicopter hovered overhead for several hours, resident said.
Rosenberg said the division’s gang unit is investigating the shooting, which may been over narcotics, according to preliminary information.