At least one person has died and three others hospitalized after a shooting broke out in a busy West Hills shopping center in southern California.
The person killed is a 45-year-old man. The three other victims are a 35-year-old woman, a 35-year-old man and a 45-year-old man, all in a serious or critical condition, Los Angeles Police Department said.
Officers responded to reports of a shooting near Fallbrook Avenue and Bowen Street at about 3:45pm on Saturday afternoon.
Citizen showed a large police presence and emergency responders in the parking lot as shoppers watched authorities comb the area for information.
One person is dead and two others are in a critical condition after a gunman opened fire at a Trader Joe’s in southern California
Businesses were also seen cordoned off near the scene outside a Trader Joe’s, a Chili’s restaurant and Bob’s Discount Furniture store.
A suspect reportedly fled the scene in a ‘red Honda civic’ before ditching their vehicle and jumping into a ‘Black Scion.’
Footage from the parking lot uploaded to Twitter by CaliforniaNewsWatch showed emergency services treating at least one victim for a gunshot wound to the chest and performing CPR.
Two suspects are now in police custody. An item was also reportedly ditched out the window of the car police had been pursuing with units now responding to retrieve the item.
The circumstances leading up to the shooting remain unclear as authorities continue to investigate.
This is a developing story.
Businesses were also seen cordoned off near the scene outside a Trader Joe’s, a Chili’s restaurant and Bob’s Discount Furniture store
A body lay covered in the parking lot of the busy West Hills shopping center
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