2 Wounded by Gunfire in Attempted Robbery at Vermont Square Liquor Store

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Los Angeles police and firefighters responded to a liquor store in the Vermont Square neighborhood after an attempted on Thursday, June 19, 2014. (Credit: OnScene.tv HD)

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Two men were wounded by gunfire early Thursday during an attempted robbery at a liquor store in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said.

Los Angeles police and firefighters responded to a liquor store in the Vermont Square neighborhood after an attempted on Thursday, June 19, 2014. (Credit: OnScene.tv HD)
Los Angeles police and firefighters responded to a liquor store in the Vermont Square neighborhood after an attempted on Thursday, June 19, 2014. (Credit: OnScene.tv HD)

Officers responded at 1:20 a.m. to a shooting call in the 4400 block of South Figueroa Avenue (map), about a mile south of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said. When they arrived, the officers found the two victims, who were transported to a hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department. The injured men were listed in stable condition.

“The guy that works there, he had been shot in the face. … He’s a really nice guy, he’s worked there for a long time,” said a man who gave asked not to be identified. “A customer that was walking out got shot as well.”

The shooter, described as a man with a handgun, remains at large, the LAPD said.

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