Find a gunman who killed two people in a wave of Seven-Eleven holdups


Los Angeles (AP) — Two people were killed and three were injured at six Seven-Eleven stores in Southern California before dawn on Monday. Authorities said they were looking for the same lonely shooter for at least three crimes.

A series of violence occurred during the approximately five-hour period of July 11th or July 11th, the day the national Seven-Eleven brands celebrate their anniversary. This is the 95th year and on Monday the store handed out free Slurpee drinks.

Investigators did not immediately know what caused the violence in the cities of Ontario, the Highlands, Riverside, Santa Anna, Blair, and La Habra.

“I think only the suspect will answer that,” said Ryan Railsback, a spokesman for the Riverside Police.

But he said the date wasn’t a coincidence.

“It can’t be a coincidence that July 11th is Seven-Eleven,” Railsback said.

Seven-Eleven has issued a statement that it is collecting information and working with police. “Our heart is in the victims and their loved ones,” the statement said.

The first robbery occurred around midnight in Ontario, about 35 miles (56 km) east of Los Angeles.

According to Cpl in Ontario, the masked man wielded a pistol and demanded money from store employees. Emily Hernandez. He didn’t fire and the clerk wasn’t injured. Investigators did not immediately know what was stolen.

The second robbery occurred approximately 45 minutes later in Upland, within 5 miles (8 km) of the Ontario store.

The suspect approached the clerk with some items called “drinks and things,” and swung around Sergeant Upland, a semi-automatic pistol. Jake Kirk said. The man ran away stealing items and about $ 400 to $ 500 in cash. He had no shots.

Surveillance photos released by police in Upland and Blair show a masked man in a black sweatshirt with a hood on his head. There was a white letter on the front of the sweatshirt with green leaves.

Police in La Habra, Blair and Santa Anna believe they are looking for the same suspect, but officials in Ontario, Upland and Riverside said they knew of other crimes at Seven-Eleven stores, I haven’t made that decision yet.

“It could potentially be the same person, but we haven’t confirmed it at this time,” Kirk said.

Approximately an hour after the Upland robbery, 25 miles (40 km) away on the riverside, a gunman swung a gun, robbed a Seven-Eleven clerk, aimed a weapon at a customer, fired and escaped, Rail said. Mr. Buck said. Police believe the clerk handed cash from the cashier. The victims of the shooting were in serious condition.

“There seems to be no reason why the suspect shot the customer,” Railsback said. “It seems that the clerk gave him whatever he asked for.”

According to Railsback, criminals usually know that robbery at convenience stores rarely makes a lot of money, especially at night.

“If you go to a liquor store, a 7-Eleven store, or a fast food store, you won’t be able to get a lot of cash from it,” he said. “It’s kind of weird they do this.”

According to officials, another shooting occurred at about 3:20 am in Santa Anna, about 24 miles (39 kilometers) away.

According to Sergeant Santa Anna, the police officer who responded reported the shooting and found a man with a gunshot wound on his upper body dead in a 7-Eleven parking lot. Maria Lopez.

“I don’t think he was an employee at this point,” Lopez said of the victim. “I still don’t know if he was a potential customer, or if he just passed by, or what he was doing in the parking lot.”

According to Lopez, the surveillance video shows the suspect dropping what appears to be the victim’s belongings when he escapes.

Approximately 40 minutes later, Blair’s Seven-Eleven employees were shot dead, said Blair police captain Phil Rodriguez.

In less than an hour, an adjacent La Habra police officer was sent to a robbery reported at Seven-Eleven. According to Sgt, they found two ammunition victims around 4:55 am. Sumner Bohee.

Authorities have not disclosed the victim’s condition.