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Security Guard Shot at Pavilions on Friday

Google Maps photo of the Pavilions at Melrose and Vine.

Around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 1, police received notice of a shooting at the Pavilions grocery store at Melrose and Vine.  According to NBC Los Angeles, the incident began when a “loss prevention guard” at the store confronted a group of suspected shoplifters.  An argument ensued, and the group left. They later returned, however, and a woman shot the guard, who was transported to a hospital in stable condition.

LAPD Sgt. Timothy Pecina told NBC on Friday, “We don’t have a whole lot of the details of what led up to it…I think mainly because the victim being the lost prevention was the one transported, so they’re kinda waiting to get a full story from him but sounds like shoplifting gone sideways.”

As of Friday, there was no information yet on whether or not an arrest had been made, though ABC 7 later reported that the police were searching for two women one one man, while another story mentioned that the shooting victim was 26 years old.

This is the second shooting in the Pavilions’ proximity this year.  In August, another man was shot near the store and found in the Pavilions parking lot.  In that incident, a man driving near the store was shot by someone in another car.  That incident was also not fatal.

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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