A miner was killed and another person was injured Wednesday night after a shooting at a Bell Gardens marijuana store in what was believed to be an attempted robbery, authorities said.
The shooting was reported just before 8 p.m. at the store on the 5800 block of Florence Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is assisting Bell Gardens police with the investigation.
Bell Gardens officers responded to the scene and found two people with gunshot wounds, authorities said.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to a local hospital in an unknown condition.
Several people entered the store in an apparent attempt to rob the store when a shooting ensued, investigators said. Some fled the scene afterwards.
The two gunshot victims were not immediately identified by authorities. It was also unclear in either case whether the individual was involved in the attempted theft or worked at the store.
The sheriff’s department said “the shooting is being investigated as gang-related.”
Los Angeles Times