Person shot dead in attempted robbery at Hustler Casino in Gardena


A person was shot and injured in an attempted robbery at the Hustler Casino in Gardena early Thursday, according to emergency services.

The person killed may be an employee of an armored truck company, according to KABC-TV and KTLA-TV. Gardena Police and Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene shortly before 10:30 a.m. after receiving reports of gunshots.

Rescuers arrived at the scene for a victim with gunshot wounds and transported them to a local hospital in an unknown condition shortly after 10:30 a.m. according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Helicopter video from multiple news stations showed employees and customers being led out of the building and an armored vehicle in the parking lot. There was no immediate description of the shooter and police are continuing to search the area, according to reports from emergency scanners.

Police in riot gear surrounded a building down the street from the casino on South Vermont Avenue around 12:10 a.m. It is not known if a suspect was inside the building, according to dispatches from the scanner. emergency.

This is a developing story.


Los Angeles Times

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