LOS ANGELES, CA (CNS) - A woman was shot in the food court area of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw mall this afternoon, but her wound was not considered life-threatening, authorities said.
The shooting occurred at 2:31 p.m. at the mall in the 4100 block of Crenshaw Boulevard. Police said several people were detained, but no arrests were immediately reported.
Management at the mall declined comment.
Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department said the victim, who was not immediately identified, was transported to a hospital. The patient, believed to be between 19 and 25 years old, was apparently shot in the
Annabel Lemus, 28, told the Los Angeles Times that she was working at a frozen yogurt stand when she heard what sounded like gunfire in the food court area.
"People were screaming and running and being hysterical," Lemus said.
The mall sits near the midway point of the Kingdom Day Parade held today in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.