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Monday, November 12, 2018

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Koreatown: The Los Angeles Police Department and West Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that left two people dead in Koreatown.

On Monday, November 12, 2018 at 4:20 a.m. LAPD Olympic Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 400 block of Western Avenue.

When the officers arrived, they located a locked and secured marijuana dispensary.

Officers contacted a female employee of the dispensary. The employee stated that she was inside the dispensary, along with several customers, when she heard shots fired in the waiting room. The employee said that she and the customers inside, fled the location through the back door.

Officers made entry and located two shooting victims in the waiting room who were later pronounced dead at the scene.

This is an active investigation and the victims have not been identified.

Anyone with information on this murder is encouraged to contact West Bureau Homicide, investigators at 213-382-9470. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers.


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