A riot has erupted in Los Angeles, where police shot and killed a 14-year-old girl who was in the dressing room of a clothing store.
According to the first information of the Guardian, the police shot at a suspect and a bullet went through the wall, hitting the girl, according to the authorities.
The incident took place at the Burlington store in the area of North Hollywood.
The chronicle of the tragedy…
While the store was full of customers doing their Christmas shopping, the suspect threatened a woman with a bicycle lock while throwing objects from the first floor.
The incident occurred on Thursday (23/12) at approximately 11:45 a.m. on the second floor of a store, when authorities received a call about an ongoing shooting incident inside the store. Arriving at the store, LAPD police located a gunman who was attacking a woman, but it was not clear from the beginning what kind of weapon he was in possession of.
According to the same sources, the perpetrator also fell dead from the fire of the police.
Authorities responded to a call for a shooting incident, but no weapon has yet been found in the area.
Still, it remains unclear, according to the report, whether the girl was already in the dressing room or ran to hide listening to the shots.
“The tragic incident that resulted in the death of an innocent child has ‘crushed’ all those involved,” the police chief said Thursday night. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of this young girl’s life and know that there are no words that can alleviate the unimaginable pain of family.”
It was mentioned in the press conference, among other things, that the man’s motives have not been made known yet. It remains unclear whether the perpetrator knew the woman he attacked.