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Man In Botched Robbery Dies After Being Dragged Under U-Haul Van Driven By Accomplices

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A man involved in an attempted robbery died after being dragged under a U-Haul van—and the van was driven by his own accomplices.

On Saturday morning around 8 a.m. the one of the robbery suspects met with another man on the 1600 block of Mauritania Avenue in Wilmington in what was originally thought of as a regular business transaction. However, the victim was ambushed by two or three more men who emerged from the U-Haul van and a shootout broke out, according to the Daily Breeze.

"We believe at least one of the suspects was hit and, as the other suspects were trying to leave, they ran over one of their people and dragged him," said Officer Drake Madison of the LAPD. Police were able to stop the van at the intersection of Figueroa Avenue and PCH, and found the man's body underneath the vehicle and in the street.

A witness told KTLA that the driver of the van had been shot in the chest and was taken to the hospital. Authorities say they have arrested one suspect, but the others escaped and they are still being sought.

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No innocent bystanders were hurt in the incident.