A shooting took place at Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, with LAPD confirming that one man was shot and killed.
Videos posted to social media by visual journalist Sean Beckner-Carmitchel showed diners, security and employees running to safety after shots were fired.
Shots fired near Grand Central Market. One man hit and people running fearfully away. pic.twitter.com/JmQ5cGs8Ev
— Sean Beckner-Carmitchel (@ACatWithNews) May 14, 2022
The man was shot on the Hill Street side of the market near the Horse Thief BBQ restaurant.
“Closely monitoring reports of a shooting at Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles,” Rep. Adam Schiff said on May 14. “This is a developing situation. But as we wait for more details to come in, one thing is clear: We need gun safety measures. And we need them now.”
The shooting came on the same day as a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York and before a separate mass shooting in a Laguna Woods church in Orange County.
“Another shooting — this time at a church in Laguna Woods. A holy, sacred space — not a place for violence,” Mayor Garcetti said on May 15. We send love to our O.C. neighbors suffering through this tragedy. With a motive still unclear, one thing is a common denominator — guns. We must move on gun safety now.”
No clear motive for the shooting has been established and the shooter remains at large.
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