Los Angeles police are investigating after a man was shot and killed outside Grand Central Market in downtown LA

Los Angeles police are investigating after a man was shot and killed outside Grand Central Market in downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Police are investigating after a man was shot dead outside Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon.

The victim was taken to the hospital but died from a gunshot wound to the chest, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Los Angeles police say the shooter remains at large. A description of the suspect was not available.

The LAPD says they have established a boundary in the area, and officers are working to clear the very busy Grand Central Market and its basement area, where people have been hiding from the shooting.

Cellphone video from inside the market captured the chaotic moment as dozens of people ducked for cover after gunshots rang out.

The video then shows a man lying on the street next to a scooter, with bystanders saying he’s just been shot and what appears to be a knife in that man’s hand.

The LAPD said the victim was holding a knife when crews arrived, but it didn’t know why.

Officers responded to the shooting at about 4:00 p.m. in the 300 block of S. Hill Street

Grand Central Market released a statement Saturday after the shooting, saying:

“This afternoon, an isolated incident between two people occurred outside of Grand Central Market on neighboring Hill Street. Our market tenants and guests are all safe.”

“Although the incident did not occur at Grand Central Market, we will be tightening security and proactively working with appropriate authorities to further assess the situation.”

“Grand Central Market prides itself on being a safe haven for Los Angeles’ global cuisine and culture; we are devastated that something is happening so close to our door.”

Further details were not initially known.

The investigations are ongoing.
This is an evolving story. Updated information will be added here as it becomes available.

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