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One Of South L.A.'s Best Taco Stands Mourns Employee's Baffling Murder

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An increasingly popular South L.A. taco stand has decided to reopen this week, after one of its employees was killed in a random shooting on the job.

While helping to cater a birthday party on Saturday night with All Flavor No Grease taco stand, 26-year old Travione "Tray" Mason was killed in a reportedly random shooting. Two other men were wounded during the incident including another employee of the caterer, reports CBS LA. According to Watts-based All Flavor No Grease owner Keith Garrett, "The shots rang out of nowhere, out of the clear blue. Right from over my head. It was like an ambush. Out of nowhere." Authorities are still searching for the gunman who fled on foot. Garrett believes the shooting to be random, explaining that neither he nor any of his employees had trouble with anyone.

Following the tragic shooting, Garrett closed his recently expanding taco operation, instead focusing attention on memorials for Mason through the All Flavor No Grease Instagram account. But Garret seems determined to continue the business in honor of Mason. According to Eater LA, Garrett has reopened the stand and members of the community in Watts have stopped by to pay their respects.

All Flavor No Grease has garnered lots of attention lately, as part of a rapidly growing South L.A. street taco scene.

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