1 killed and 1 injured in shooting at Valley Glen hookah lounge
One man was killed and another injured when an argument at a Valley Glen hookah lounge led to a shooting early Tuesday, officials said.
The two men were sitting inside Sky Hookah Lounge in the 13000 block of Victory Boulevard when they were approached by another man at 12:11 a.m., said Officer Lizeth Lomeli, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department.
The three men were seen arguing when the suspect took out a handgun and shot one of the men, the LAPD said in a news release. The second man tried to intervene, Lomeli said, and was also shot by the gunman.
At least two suspected thieves crashed a stolen van into a Chanel store in Beverly Grove early Tuesday but fled empty-handed, the LAPD says.
The suspect, described as being 50 to 60 years old, was last seen running south through the parking lot, Lomeli said.
One of the victims, a 50-year-old man, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The second victim was stable as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the LAPD.
An employee at the lounge confirmed the shooting took place but declined to comment.
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