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The LAPD is investigating a shooting outside the Grand Central Market Saturday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles that left one man dead.


The shooting occurred outside the famous food market at the 300 block of Hill Street at roughly 4 p.m., sending people fleeing away for safety. The shooter ran from the scene and remains at large.

  • Video footage on social media captures the panic as patrons inside the popular food market dashed away as the sounds of gunfire reverberated through the air.

  • The LAPD says the victim was holding a knife in his hand when first responders arrived at the scene, per the LA Times.

  • LAPD described the victim as a Hispanic male between 30 and 35 years of age, per ABC News.

What they're saying:

Grand Central Market issued a statement on Instagram saying the shooting was an "Isolated incident between two people outside ."

Shooting causes patrons to flee in fear:

The shooting is a developing story and the Modern Times will Updated information will be added here when it becomes available.


A group of employees at two Starbucks locations, one in Long Beach and another in Lakewood, voted to unionize on Friday, becoming the first in Southern California.

I don’t need you to tell me how good my coffee is:

Twenty-four Starbucks employees at the Lakewood store, located on Candlewood and Lakewood Boulevard, voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining the union, with one dissenting vote.

  • All thirteen workers at the Starbucks located at Redondo and 7th Street voted to unionize.

  • The stores join two other Starbucks locations in Santa Cruz, entering Workers United.

Why it matters:

The move is part of a new era of unionization efforts among the working class in various industries, from Amazon to Starbucks.

  • The coffee giant has been accused of running union-busting campaigns in an attempt to defuse unionization efforts, according to Slate.

Keep this in mind:

Last month Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz clashed with a barista inside the Long Beach Airport, where he reportedly said to the worker: “If you hate Starbucks so much, why don’t you go somewhere else?" per the NY Post.

Starbucks employee thanks CEO Howard Schultz: " You inspire us to unionize"


Long Beach firefighters extinguished a structure fire at an apartment building in North Long Beach Thursday afternoon.


A plume of smoke and a burst of flames were seen at roughly 1:30 p.m at an apartment complex on the 2800 block of East Artesia Boulevard, according to LBFD.

  • The 3rd-alarm fire caused the roof of the complex to partially collapse.

  • No injuries occurred, but a dozen apartments were demolished, and the Red Cross was requested to aid residents displaced by the fire, per NBC LA.

  • The cause of the fire is under investigation.