On the 4th an armored-van security guard was killed in a shootout outside the Hustler Casino in Garda, Los Angeles County.ShootingThe shooting was started by an unknown number of suspects, who also stole an undetermined amount of money from the car.
According to Inspector Christopher Cuffe, the two guards exited the armored vehicle and were “ambushed” immediately. At least one guard managed to open fire, but it was not clear whether any suspects had been shot. Cuffe said the suspect eventually fled with some cash, but it is not known how much. It is unclear how many suspects were involved, but at least three are believed to have been involved. The guard, who was injured by the bullet, was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but he is expected to survive. Another guard was also taken to the hospital for non-gunshot wounds, mostly cuts and scrapes.
After a massive search of the area by law enforcement, the suspects fled.policeThe nearby Moose Lodge was initially surrounded by suspicions that at least one suspect may have fled, but eventually the building was cleared and no suspects were found. Cuffe said investigators traced the white sedan used by the suspect. It is not clear whether other vehicles were involved.
The search continued till the afternoon of 4 o’clock. According to Cuffe, the suspect never entered or aimed at the casino, although a glass door to the building was shattered, possibly causing an uproar when shots were fired, and patrons fled.
recentlySouthern CaliforniaCriminals are becoming more and more rampant, and some professional security companies have even become targets. Jewelry worth millions of dollars was also stolen earlier in an armed truck en route to the Southern California exhibition.