After multiple deadly robberies in different stores across Los Angeles, 7-Eleven franchises in LA were encouraged to close Monday night.
The announcement to close up shops for the evening came from 7-Eleven’s corporate leaders through a statement.
The statement reads: “Our hearts are with the victims and their loved ones. We are gathering information on this terrible tragedy and working with local law enforcement. Right now, our focus is on Franchisee, associate and customer safety. With that in mind, we have encouraged stores in the Los Angeles area to close tonight.”
The statement was after the tragic night and morning of the deadly violence at different at 7-Eleven locations across the Southland. The incident left a store clerk in Brea and a customer in Santa Ana dead.
A total of 6 franchises across Southern California were robbed at gunpoint or the site of gun violence.
Authorities also received similar robbery reports in Ontario, Riverside, Santa Ana, Brea, La Habra, and Upland. Law enforcement agencies assume that the same man is responsible for some robberies.
3 people were wounded with severe injuries during the chain of robberies. As of late Monday night, their conditions are unclear.
The suspect remains on the run.