- A 14-year-old girl was shot and killed by police who opened fire in a Los Angeles department store while pursuing the suspect who was also struck by the officers’ bullets and killed.
- At least one bullet penetrated the walls of the changing room during the LAPD pursuit of the suspect. The young girl was later found dead in the dressing room.
- Investigators say they have not yet determined whether the girl was in the dressing room before the gunfire began or if she had run in there to hide.
“A 14-year-old girl was shot and killed by police who opened fire on a Los Angeles department store while pursuing a suspect.
The girl, whose name has not been released, was killed just before noon on Thursday while she was in a dressing room at a Burlington store in the San Fernando Valley’s North Hollywood neighbourhood.
Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) arrived at the store responding to a call about a male suspect accused of assaulting a woman with a deadly weapon, Captain Stacy Spell told a news conference.
Mr Spell said police began firing when they saw the suspect engaged in an assault on another person.
The suspect was struck by the officers’ bullets and killed.
At least one bullet penetrated the walls of the dressing room, where the teenage girl was found dead.
Investigators have yet to determine whether the girl was in the dressing room when the gunfire started, or if she ran in there to hide…”
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