LA police kill teen girl while firing shots at male suspect
Posted: Dec 23, 2021 6:50 PM CDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have fatally shot a 14-year-old girl who was inside a clothing store dressing room as they fired at a suspect who had assaulted a woman earlier.
The suspect was also killed in the police shooting on Thursday.
The woman who had been assaulted was taken to the hospital with moderate to serious injuries.
The shots were fired around 11:45 a.m. at a Burlington Coat Factory store in the North Hollywood area of the San Fernando Valley.
One of the bullets went through a dressing room wall when officers opened fire on the suspect.
That bullet struck the 14-year-old girl inside.
Investigators do not yet know whether the teen was in the dressing room before the violence began or ran in there to hide.