LOS ANGELES - A deadly shooting occurred in front of terrified patrons and employees at a soul food restaurant at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles near the Crypto.com Arena, officials said.
Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call at Fixins Soul Kitchen on W. Olympic Boulevard, at the intersection of S. Figueroa Street, at Peacock Place at LA Live on Tuesday around 6:15 p.m.
LAPD investigators said a man was dining inside the restaurant when the suspect walked in and shot him, causing the victim to fall to the ground. The gunman then took off from the scene in a white Honda that was possibly an SUV.
The shooting victim was taken to an area hospital where he died, authorities said.
LAPD investigators said a woman who was dining separately was also taken to the hospital after she suffered a graze wound. She is expected to make a full recovery.
A detailed description of the suspect was not available. The LAPD believes the suspect and the victim knew each other, adding there was no threat to the public.
"Fixins Soul Kitchen is shocked and saddened by the incident that occurred this evening at our LA location. Our hearts go out to the victim’s family and loved ones. We are directing all inquiries to the LAPD who is investigating and encourage anyone with information to contact law enforcement," the restaurant said in a statement released to FOX 11 on Tuesday evening.
The circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation.
No concerts, NBA, or NHL games were scheduled for Tuesday night.
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Fixins Soul Kitchen is owned by former NBA All-Star and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.