Person shot dead outside Grand Central Market, driving customers running

One person was hit in a shooting near Grand Central Market on Saturday, sending customers at the historic food hall to safety.

The shooting was reported at 3:56 p.m. in the 300 block of South Hill Street, Los Angeles police said. A Grand Central Market employee said it happened at the entrance to the popular downtown destination.

In a statement posted to Instagram, the market said the “isolated incident” happened on nearby Hill Street.

The victim was in an unknown condition as of 4:30 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department officer Rosario Cervantes.

The shooter was at large and LAPD officers were searching the area.

Multiple videos posted on social media show people running for market exits; at least one shows a person who does not seem to move on the ground near an entrance.

“Our market tenants and guests are all safe,” the market statement read. “Although the incident did not take place at Grand Central Market, we will be increasing security and working proactively with the relevant authorities to further assess the situation.

“We are devastated that something is happening so close to home,” he added.

This story will be updated.

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