UPDATE: One Dead, Three Seriously Wounded in Shooting at Los Angeles Trader Joe’s After Drug Deal Goes Awry

Update: Four people were shot after a drug deal in the Trader Joe’s parking lot went sideways.

“Our preliminary investigation has revealed that the dispute centered around a narcotics transaction in the area,” LAPD Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton said at a press conference. “During that dispute, multiple suspects produced firearms and fired at each other.”

One person is dead and three others are seriously injured after an assailant opened fire in a Trader Joe’s parking lot in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon.

The unidentified suspect is in custody.

NBC News reported:

One person was killed and three others were seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a shooting outside a Trader Joe’s grocery in Los Angeles.

The shooting was reported at 3:45 p.m. in the community of West Hills in the San Fernando Valley, according to a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson.

A 45-year-old was dead at the scene, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Margaret Stewart.

A 35-year-old woman was hospitalized in critical condition, and a 35-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man were in serious to critical condition at a hospital, officials said.

Footage from the scene (warning: graphic):

According to witnesses, the suspect fled in a red sedan then ditched his getaway car.

The suspect was taken into custody.



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