LOS ANGELES—Police are searching for a man who shot another man to death outside the entrance to the Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles, sending people inside running in fear and police on a hunt for the gunman.
The shooting was reported at 3:56 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of South Hill Street, according to Officer Rosario Cervantes of the Los Angeles Police Department.
The victim, a man in his 20s or 30s, became involved in an altercation with a suspect, also a man in his 20s or 30s, according to the LAPD's Media Relations Division.
Police said the victim pulled out a knife and the suspect pulled out a gun, firing multiple rounds.
Paramedics took the wounded man to a hospital, where he later died, Cervantes said. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The gunfire sent panicked patrons running out of the market. The LAPD set up a perimeter and searched for the shooter. The perimeter was later lifted but the gunman remained on the loose.
Anyone with potential information about the gunman was asked call the LAPD's Central Division at 213-486-6606. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.