Wednesday, June 23, 2021

No One Is Safe ...

... not even this reporter, who has shopped at this very Ralphs many a time. Not in the last yr.-&-a-half, mind you ...
Los Angeles police are searching for a woman who allegedly shot a man outside a Los Angeles Ralphs grocery store Wednesday afternoon, sending him to the hospital, authorities said.

The shooting was reported about 12:35 p.m. at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Ridgeley Drive, LAPD Officer William Cooper said, where a Ralphs grocery store is located.

A 911 caller described the suspect as a woman about 60 years old, wearing a red and orange flowered dress and black pants. She allegedly shot a pistol, Cooper said, and was last seen headed west on Wilshire.

Anybody who sees the woman fitting the description should contact 911, Cooper said.

“It will be a high risk situation, especially given the possible shooting that she’s being accused of,” he said.

The condition of the man who was shot is unknown, Cooper said, adding that he was taken to a hospital.

While Sarah Hayden was getting her car washed nearby, she witnessed LAPD cars racing to the scene. She drove to Ralphs and noticed police tape blocking off part of the east side of the store, along Ridgeley Drive. She managed to complete most of her grocery shopping, lining up her ham, eggs, bread, milk, ice cream and candy on the conveyer belt.

“I abandoned them in line,” she said. "[This is] definitely not what I was expecting today.”

Just as she was checking out, Hayden said, about a dozen armed police officers came into the store and told everybody to evacuate. All customers and employees were directed to stand on the south side of Wilshire Boulevard, Hayden said, while police searched the underground garage.

Taken in its entirety from the L.A. Times. If they don't want readers who don't subscribe, I see no reason to arse myself providing a link to their paywalled recycled police press release & on-scene reporting from a civilian (w/ a worse diet than mine) they probably found on Twitter or the 'Gram. What a fucking media universe.

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