On Saturday, a fatal shooting occurred in the parking lot of a bustling shopping center in Los Angeles, resulting in one death and three injuries. The incident took place near a Trader Joe’s in the West Hills neighborhood, at the intersection of Fallbrook Avenue and Vanowen Street.
The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that four individuals were shot during the incident. A 45-year-old man tragically lost his life at the scene. The three other victims– two women aged 35 and another 45-year-old man– were transported to nearby hospitals in serious condition.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has taken the suspected shooter into custody. There has been no public disclosure of the individual’s identity.
APD Officer J. Chaves informed the City News Service that the shooter may have been acquainted with the victims. However, the motive behind the attack remains unclear, and authorities have not confirmed whether the shooting was related to gang activities.
The surrounding area, including a Trader Joe’s, a Chili’s restaurant, and a Bob’s Discount Furniture store, was cordoned off as investigations took place. At this time, no further details about the shooting have been released.
The LAPD is expected to provide additional updates as the investigation progresses.