Possible Kidnapping in Angeles National Forest Ends with Airlifted Gunshot Victim

Multiple agencies responded on Wednesday morning to reports of a possible kidnapping in the Angeles National Forest, which ultimately resulted in the airlifting of a gunshot victim to a nearby hospital. Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers were dispatched at approximately 7 a.m. to investigate a “possible kidnap” in the 14800 block of Little Tujunga Canyon Road, according to LAPD spokesperson Charles Miller. The victim was eventually located with his vehicle and was subsequently airlifted to a hospital due to gunshot wounds.

As of 11:30 a.m., the LAPD was still maintaining control of the crime scene. Initially, fire officials were summoned to respond to a traffic collision involving a vehicle on the shoulder or an embankment, as stated by Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) spokesperson Brian Humphrey. Humphrey noted that their encounter with the patient occurred on federal land, suggesting the possibility of a crime being involved.

“We transported one patient, flown by LAFD helicopter to a regional trauma center,” Humphrey confirmed.

Author: CrimeDoor

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