Highland Park  — Detectives are investigating what may have been a gang-related shooting Sunday night.

The shooting happened at about 10 p.m. in the 200 block of North Avenue 57, police said.

Two suspects were tagging a fence in a residential area near the Gold Line when they were confronted by a passerby, said Sgt. James Zboravan with LAPD’s Northeast Division. The suspects opened fire on the victim before fleeing in an unknown direction.

Whether the victim was struck by gunfire remains unclear, Zboravan said. Details surrounding the victim and the suspect were not immediately available.

A Twitter user posted a photo of one person being taken into an ambulance at the scene. However, police this morning could not confirm if the person had suffered a gunshot wound.

Detectives believe the shooting may have been gang-related. The investigation is still ongoing.

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