Customer Reports Being Stabbed Inside Vons in Echo Park

A man said he was stabbed by an unknown attacker while he was inside a Vons supermarket in Echo Park late Friday night.

The entrance of a Vons in Echo Park is seen after a man reported being stabbed inside the store on June 1, 2018. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

The entrance of a Vons in Echo Park is seen after a customer reported being stabbed inside the store on June 1, 2018. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

Authorities responded to the store at 1342 N. Alvarado Street around 11 p.m. for a report of a stabbing. When they arrived, a male customer told officials that he and his mother were shopping in the floral department when the assailant stabbed him in the neck and then ran away.

The man was loaded into an ambulance and taken to a hospital for treatment. He was last listed in stable condition, Los Angeles police told the Los Angeles Times.

Family members of the victim said they don’t know why anyone would want to hurt him.

The attacker, who remained on the loose, was described as a man in his late 20s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with a green shirt and black pants, the newspaper reported.

It was not immediately known if the two men knew each other.