Two people were shot and killed early Monday morning at a Koreatown cannabis dispensary, according to a press release from the Los Angeles Police Department. At 4:20 a.m., officers from the LAPD’s Olympic Division responded to a shooting call at the 400 block of Western Avenue. When they arrived, officers found a “locked and secured marijuana dispensary.”
Police contacted a woman who said that she was an employee of the cannabis dispensary. She told officers that she and several customers had been inside the dispensary when they heard gunshots fired in the waiting room of the business. The employee and customers then escaped the dispensary through the building’s back door, according to police.
Once police officers gained entry to the business, they found two shooting victims in the waiting room of the marijuana dispensary. The victims were later pronounced dead at the scene of the crime. The victims have not yet been identified by police.
An LAPD spokesperson has reported that both victims were adults but declined to give the name of the cannabis dispensary and whether it is legally authorized to operate, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Police did not comment on a possible motive for the