‘Multiple Victims’ Reported in Shooting at North Hollywood Grocery Store: Reports

October 28, 2019 Updated: October 28, 2019

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department said they have responded to a shooting at a grocery store in North Hollywood.

“Multiple victims” have been confirmed so far, officials told Fox Los Angeles on Monday morning.

The shooting took place at the Royal Fresh Market at 8:15 a.m. at 12811 Sherman Way, according to reports.

There is an unknown number of victims, said reports.

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department said they have responded to a shooting at a grocery store in North Hollywood. (Google Maps)
At least one suspect was taken into custody. Officials told ABC7 that another possible suspect might be on the loose. (Google Maps)

At least one suspect was taken into custody. Officials told ABC7 that another possible suspect might be on the loose.

It also is not clear what led to the shooting.

Other details about the shooting are not clear.

Facts About Crime in the United States

Violent crime in the United States has fallen sharply over the past 25 years, according to both the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) (pdf).

The rate of violent crimes fell by 49 percent between 1993 and 2017, according to the FBI’s UCR, which only reflects crimes reported to the police.

The violent crime rate dropped by 74 percent between 1993 and 2017, according to the BJS’s NCVS, which takes into account both crimes that have been reported to the police and those that have not.

The FBI recently released preliminary data for 2018. According to the Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, January to June 2018, violent crime rates in the United States dropped by 4.3 percent compared to the same six-month period in 2017.

While the overall rate of violent crime has seen a steady downward drop since its peak in the 1990s, there have been several upticks that bucked the trend. Between 2014 and 2016, the murder rate increased by more than 20 percent, to 5.4 per 100,000 residents, from 4.4, according to an Epoch Times analysis of FBI data. The last two-year period that the rate soared so quickly was between 1966 and 1968.

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