Homeless man stabs two people, including young boy, inside Target in downtown LA :US News.Authorities are looking into a string of stabbings that occurred inside a Target in Downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday evening and resulted in the security guard shooting the suspect.
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore stated, “It’s a troubling night with Los Angeles here — to see this type of violence in our city.”The incident happened at the department store near 7th Street and Figueroa Street at around 6:20 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The suspect appeared to be homeless, according to the police.
Before the attacker was shot by a security guard, two persons were stabbed inside the store.
One of the victims, according to Moore, was a 9-year-old child. He received a shoulder stab wound. The youngster had gone to the store with his mother, he said, but had become separated from her before being stabbed.Moore claimed, “Told the little boy that he was going to stab him and murder him.” He emphasised that several times.
The youngster made an effort to leave the area after the suspect said this.
“[He] suddenly attacked and stabbed this young child in the back without any further provocation.”
Moore claimed that the security guard initially used a baton in an effort to defuse the incident. The guy proceeded to move closer to the guard, and the guard grabbed a gun.The guy was struck in the stomach by one or two rounds that the security guard fired.
Along with the suspect, the two stabbing victims were taken to the hospital. The two victims’ conditions are still critical.Although the child has been stabilized, his condition is still listed as critical because he may have suffered neurological damage.
Moore claims that as she and a sizable crowd fled Target, another person was hurt. At first, police claimed that the suspect had repeatedly punched the victim.