EAGLE ROCK (CBSLA) — Police Thursday were investigating a fatal shooting near a marijuana dispensary in Eagle Rock, scouring the neighborhood and taking a close look at personal items left in the street.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers were called out to the 4800 block of York Boulevard at about 4:40 p.m. for reports of a shooting. When they arrived on the scene, they found two people with gunshot wounds.
“It wasn’t a surprise,” Armando, a neighbor, said. “I was expecting it sooner or later, because I seen the kind of people that come in and wait in line.”
Armando, who did not want to share his last name, said he has seen some “sketchy” characters frequent the business, though he said the dispensary has a heavily armed security guard on duty at all times.
“He’s fully equipped,” Armando said. “He even wears a bulletproof vest.”
Police said the shooting happened after to people got into an argument with the guard outside of the dispensary. The argument escalated and gunfire was exchanged.