2 killed, 1 other hurt in shooting following dispute at smoke shop in Valley Glen

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023
2 killed in shooting following dispute at Valley Glen smoke shop
Two people were killed and another was hospitalized following a shooting outside a smoke shop in Valley Glen, authorities said.

VALLEY GLEN, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two people are dead and another person is in the hospital following a shooting outside a smoke shop in Valley Glen Monday night.

The incident occurred around 10 p.m.at the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon Avenue. The Los Angeles Police Department said there was some sort of dispute at the shop, which prompted at least two of those individuals to pull out guns and start shooting.

One person, a man in his 50s, died at the scene, and another died at the hospital. Their identities were not immediately made public.

A third gunshot victim was transported to a hospital in unknown condition and underwent surgery

AIR7HD captured two vehicles -- a Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV and a gray BMW sedan -- stopped in the parking lot that had collided. Bullet holes were seen in the windshield on the driver's side of the BMW.

A man who lives near the scene said the shooting was not the first to have occurred in the area this year.

"There was one across the street, over by the CVS," said Dan Moore. "I don't know what's going on, I really don't. I have to admit: I'm getting kind of afraid."

No arrests have been made in connection with Monday night's incident.