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The owner of a mom-and-mom shop in the Mid-City neighborhood of Victoria Park was shot in the head point-blank during a robbery and survived, police said today.

It happened in the 1300 block of Second Avenue near Pico Boulevard about 9:30 last night, according to an LAPD statement.

Three armed robbers entered the store and …


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… demanded that an employee lead them to the owner, according to the LAPD.

The owner was then robbed of “several thousand dollars in cash” before one of the suspects put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger. According to the police statement ” … the shot was not fatal.”

Whew.

Though he was hospitalized in serious condition the owner was expected to survive.

Got info on this? Call Det. Bob Palacios at 213-473-05144.

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