Employee fatally shot in robbery at North Hollywood liquor store

- An employee at a liquor store in North Hollywood was shot and killed during a robbery at the business, a police sergeant said Sunday.

Officers were dispatched at 11:50 p.m. Saturday to the liquor store in the area of Sherman Way and Bellaire Avenue in response to robbery and assault with a deadly weapon calls, according to Sgt. Tom Holder of the LAPD's North
Hollywood station.

Officers arriving at the scene said a liquor store employee had been shot dead, Holder said.

``It appears that it was a robbery -- and something that had occurred during the robbery that caused the victim to be shot," he said.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery and shooting was asked to call the LAPD's North Hollywood station at (818) 623-4016.

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