It happened on Saturday, April 30, just before 10 p.m., at the store on the corner of Beach Street and Greenwood Avenue.
A video posted on the Montebello Police Department’s Facebook page shows the shooting in front of several customers.
The footage shows a man wearing a light-colored long-sleeved shirt and a white baseball cap walking towards the exit when he encounters another man.
The two words are exchanged and within seconds a shootout begins.
The departing patrons are seen immediately taking cover as several shots are fired. The clerk is seen hiding under the cash register.
Montebello public information officer Michael Chee said it was unclear what triggered the shooting. It is also not known if the two men knew each other.
“We are happy to report that no one was hurt or injured,” Chee said. “Miraculously, no one was hurt by the bullets or gunshots. But the suspects are still at large.
The shooting left store workers on edge.
“I could have been back here,” said store cashier Javier Romero. “It’s a really scary thing. You just hit the ground, pray you don’t get hit.”
Romero says he wasn’t working when the shooting happened, but he saw police surrounding the area.
“I couldn’t get in because the cops were everywhere, but from what I heard there were two people arguing and they started shooting at each other,” he said. .
Montebello Police are asking anyone with information to contact Det. Fivecoat at 323-887-1247.
You can also submit an anonymous report by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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