Discount store clerk, a mother of five, fatally shot during robbery

Police are investigating the shooting death of a clerk at a discount store in Florence two blocks from the LAPD’s 77th Street station.

Martha Sanchez, a 39-year-old mother of five, was killed about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Happy Bargain store in the 7400 block of Broadway by a man “who walked into the store, robbed it and shot Sanchez numerous times” before fleeing on foot, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

A customer later walked into the store and found Sanchez. She was taken to a hospital, where she died, according to the statement.

The LAPD said robbery was the suspect’s probable motive. Sanchez is survived by her five children, ages 3 to 19 years old, and her husband, officials said.



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