LOS ANGELES, CA – A man working in a food truck in South Los Angeles suffered a gunshot wound to a foot when someone involved in a dispute a half block away opened fire with an assault-type weapon, police said today.
The gunfire erupted around 11:30 p.m. Monday and was not aimed at the food truck, which was surrounded by customers in a parking lot near the corner of East 62nd and South Main streets, said Sgt. Alex Baez of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Station.
“There were a lot of people in the area,” noted Baez, who added that the food truck was surrounded by customers at the time of the shooting.
Police recovered “numerous casings” from rounds fired from an assault- type weapon near the northwest corner of the intersection, Baez said.
The victim, a male in his 20s or 30s, was transported to the hospital for treatment for his non-life-threatening injury.
“It’s believed he was just a victim of circumstances,” said Baez. “There was some type of dispute going on … and somehow when the shots were fired he was just hit inadvertently.”
He said reliable information on suspects was not available because of conflicting witness statements.
Since witnesses took cover during the incident, authorities were unable to secure reliable descriptions of the suspects.
“We got different accounts from different people,” said Baez.