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Two men shot at Vermont Square liquor store; gunman at large

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Two men shot at a liquor store early Thursday in Vermont Square neighborhood; both in stable condition

Two men were shot early Thursday at a Vermont Square liquor store, authorities said.

A suspect shot one man in the leg about 1:20 a.m. following a verbal dispute at the store in the 4400 block of South Figueroa Street, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said. The gunman then shot the store clerk in the face and hip. 

A customer who would only give his name as Dominic described the clerk as "a really nice guy," according to KTLA-TV. "He’s worked there for a long time."

Both victims were transported to a local hospital and were in stable condition. 

The shooter, described only as a man with a handgun, remains at large.

There were 11 violent crimes, including robberies and assaults, in the Vermont Square neighborhood reported between June 8 and 14, according to an L.A. Times analysis of crime data.

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