Although it’s difficult to say with certainty, the suspect shot by police following a series of stabbings appears to be a white male. That’s allegedly him above.
A Twitter video showing the inside of the fast food joint shows cops helping victims inside the restaurant. Scroll to the end of this post to watch it.
Three people were injured and one person was killed in a reported stabbing and officer-involved shooting in a busy area of Hollywood on Tuesday afternoon.
The four people had a mix of gunshot wounds and stab wounds; two of those hospitalized had stab wounds, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The person who died was dead when first responders got there, she said.
The call came into LAFD at 1:58 p.m. from the 1400 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard, Stewart said.
Graphic video taken by a witness inside a Jack in the Box appeared to show two victims with bloody wounds. One of the victims was seated in a chair and another was on the floor, an officer kneeling over his back.
Aerial video from Sky5 showed police interviewing restaurant employees.
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado said officers were responding to a report of a stabbing at Sunset and Cahuenga boulevards, but she had no details on the investigation. She confirmed an officer-involved shooting took place, but also had no information on that.
A witness reported seeing officers rush inside the restaurant.
“Two of them just jet into the side door of the Jack in the Box, guns drawn, and we hear ‘pop, pop, pop,'” the witness said. “We don’t know what happened inside the Jack in the Box at all.”
Many patrol vehicles could be seen responding, as well as multiple ambulances. Blood was visible on the pavement outside the restaurant.
Stewart could not confirm how the third victim was injured, nor what likely killed the person who died.
CNN reporter Maeve Reston, a former Los Angeles Times writer, said a man ran down Sunset Boulevard trying to stab people; one person was taken away by ambulance and another was wheeled out of the Jack in the Box on a stretcher, she said on Twitter. CNN’s Los Angeles office is in the area.
Nearby in the busy commercial area are Amoeba Records and the ArcLight theater.
Police on scene said they often respond to calls at the Jack in the Box.
Sunset Boulevard was temporarily closed to traffic.
It remains to be seen whether the media will try to turn this crime into an anti-white narrative. It will probably be lost in the screeching from liberals as Donald Trump names his Supreme Court pick tonight, which I believe takes place at 8 P.M., Central Time U.S.