A man was shot and killed at the Shoe Palace store in the Fairfax district Wednesday, police
Several firsthand accounts of the incident on social media describe a shooting at the Shoe Palace location on Melrose and Genesee Avenue.
UPDATE: Melrose Ave Remains Closed To Traffic At Ogden and at Spaulding As Investigators Piece Together What Exactly Occurred. pic.twitter.com/InGY4Tv2Ss
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Details are still emerging from the scene, but several nearby sources are alleging that an adult male was killed as a result of the shooting. Local affiliate ABC7 confirms the social media posts, stating the shooting took place just before 12:30 pm PT.
Person Fatally Shot in Mid City West @CitizenApp
Melrose Ave & N Genesee Ave 12:32:10 PM PDT
Sources on the scene have confirmed with Complex that the deceased was a Shoe Palace employee.
The suspect, who is alleged to have fled the scene in a vehicle, has not been taken into custody.
Shoe Palace and the LAPD Wilshire Division Police Station did not immediately return a request for comment. Check back for more updates on this developing story.
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