In another shooting at Grand Central Market, one person was killed
Saturday afternoon’s shooting at Grand Central Market left one person dead, police said.
Just before 4pm authorities were called to the scene of a gunshot at the famous food market.
An individual was hit by gunfire and pronounced dead at a nearby hospital after being taken there by emergency personnel.
The identity of the victim was not released until the next of kin of the victim was notified.
The suspects had already left the area and were characterized as white males, but no further details were provided.
Shoppers fled in all directions as the sound of gunfire echoed through the market, captured on cellphone video.
As the crowd started to disperse, one guy said, “People were leaving their drinks and food, it was chaos.”
Australian tourist Louise Arnott found “It’s quite scary not being able to just walk down the streets and feel safe”, that she couldn’t just walk down the street and feel safe.
According to the police, the shooting did not take place inside the market, but rather right in front of the entrances to the building.
The body was found on the street, suffering multiple gunshot wounds, as soon as the masses left the building.
Several Good Samaritans were seen trying to help the distressed man, another witness said.
“He’s alive, we have to help him. So I rush into the business and shout, ‘Where’s the rags, liquor, anything? This person needs help,” Pacheco explained.
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers had set up a perimeter around the location and were looking for a probable reason for the incident.
The suspect was possibly last seen at the Grand Central Market parking lot, which was searched by a K-9 team.
After hearing about the incident, Congressman Adam Schiff took to Twitter to call for tougher laws governing the sale and use of firearms.