Koreatown Store Clerk Shot in Face During Botched Robbery; Assailant Sought

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A store clerk was recovering Thursday after he was shot in the face during a robbery gone bad in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, police said.

LAPD officers were investigating a shooting that occurred during a robbery at a Koreatown market, authorities said. (Credit: KTLA)

LAPD officers were investigating a shooting that occurred during a robbery at a Koreatown market, authorities said. (Credit: KTLA)

The shooting occurred Wednesday around 9:10 p.m. at the J&P Mini Market located at 980 S. Western Ave. (map), according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Nuria Vanegas.

The 25-year-old store clerk was expected to survive, according to LAPD Sgt. Javier Lara.

He was last reported to be in stable condition, Lara added.

No arrests have been made in the case.

The shooter was believed to have been driving a 2008 Chevy Tahoe, Vanegas said.

KTLA's Justin Burton and Scott Williams contributed to this report.

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