Shooting At Barbershop Kills Father Of Four
A shooting at a barbershop in Hawthorne Saturday afternoon left one man dead and another wounded, authorities say.
ABC-7 identified the slain man, who was pronounced dead inside Updeh Cutz when authorities arrived, as 32-year-old Raymond Arnold of Watts. Friends said he was a father of four.
KTLA reports that "numerous" gunshots were fired around 4 p.m. in the 12800 block of Crenshaw Boulevard, a strip mall that's home to a check-cashing store, a sandwich shop, and a pawn shop.
According to City News Service, witnesses said two men were hanging out in the parking lot, and opened fire into the barber shop, shooting at patrons and employees. Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told KTLA there were "probably shots coming out of the barbershop" as well.
The second victim, who was likely struck by gunfire in the parking lot, was only identified as a 29-year-old man, per NBC L.A, who underwent surgery at a nearby hospital, and is expected to live.
The two shooting suspects left in an unknown vehicle, and so far, the motive has not been made clear. However, Corina told KTLA, "We've had other shootings here, other problems at that barbershop. It has a history...As little as a week ago, there was a shooting here."
Time yet again for the L.A. Times to update its Homicide Report; L.A. County has now exceeded 650 homicides in the last 12 months.