HAWTHORNE, Calif. – A woman was killed and four men were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning in Hawthorne, according to authorities. The incident took place at the Louisiana Chicken restaurant on Rosecrans Avenue at around 12:27 a.m., as reported by Lt. Art Spence of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.
Upon arrival, law enforcement found one woman and four men with gunshot wounds, including an innocent bystander. The crime scene was marked by over 50 shell casings found littered throughout the shopping center.
Despite life-saving efforts, the woman succumbed to her injuries at Gardena Memorial Hospital, while the condition of the other victims remains unknown as they were transported to UCLA Medical Center. The Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau is seeking information on the shooting and has asked anyone with details to contact them at 323-890-5500, or to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
The shooting has left the community in shock and raised concerns about public safety in the area. As the investigation continues, authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward and help bring justice for the victims and their families.
In summary, a woman was fatally shot and four men were injured in a mass shooting at a Hawthorne shopping center. The Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau is seeking information on the incident and has asked the public to come forward with any details that may assist in the investigation.