Investigations are currently ongoing after multiple individuals were located suffering from multiple gunshot wounds following an armed robbery incident that happened in La Habra, California early Monday.
The event was reported at the 7-Eleven convenience shop located at 381 E Whittier Blvd, La Habra, California, that is on N Cypress St & E Whittier Blvd in the early hours of today, July 11th, 2022. The intersection of N Cypress St & E Whittier Blvd is where the store is located. According to the officials, two people who have only been named as employees of the store were shot while the incident was taking place.
Responding officials were able to identify the victims, and they were taken to a nearby hospital, where it is currently unknown what condition they are in. At least three of the shootings that took place at 7-Eleven locations in Southern California on Monday morning had a single assailant.
The incidents, which resulted in two fatalities and three injuries, were carried out by lone gunmen. The gunshots appeared to follow robberies or attempted robberies that took place at the four convenience stores on July 11, the same day that 7-Eleven locations across the country were giving away free Slurpees in celebration of the company’s 95th anniversary. The police who responded to the call said that a cash register was discovered on the ground inside the convenience store.
While the investigation is still underway, there is a significant police presence at the scene of the event, and members of the public are being asked to stay away from the area. This morning, shortly after 5 a.m., the event was reported to the appropriate authorities.
The second gunshot happened in Santa Ana around 3:20 a.m., which is about 24 miles (39 kilometers) distant. Sgt. Maria Lopez, a spokesman for the Santa Ana Police Department, stated that officers responded to reports of gunfire at a local 7-Eleven and discovered a guy shot to death in the parking lot. It appears that an attempt at robbery was part of the violence. We don’t think he was an employee at this time. Lopez remarked, “At this point, we don’t know what he was doing there in the parking lot; he may have been a potential customer, or he could have just been wandering by.
According to Lopez, investigators have reason to believe the same person who killed someone in Santa Ana also shot and killed a 7-Eleven worker in Brea at 4:18 a.m. on the same day.Capt. Phil Rodriguez of the Brea Police Department said officers located the injured worker after receiving a call about a guy who had been shot. After some time, doctors confirmed his death.
Anyone with a valid information is urged to contact the police department.
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