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Longtime Laundromat Employee Shot Dead In Attempted Robbery

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An employee of a laundromat in South Los Angeles was found shot dead inside the business early this morning, police said.NBC L.A. reports the LAPD received a call around 12:25 a.m about a possible kidnapping inside the Coin Wash in the 7300 block of Figueroa. The victim was declared dead at the scene shortly thereafter.

CBS L.A. reports the LAPD has identified the man as Darren Clark, who had worked at the Coin Wash for more than 20 years. According to the L.A. Times, another employee found Clark shot in the head in the laundromat's living quarters two hours after closing time.

Detective Eric Crosson of the LAPD told the Times that it appeared that shooting was a result of an attempted robbery.