Father Killed, Wife and Daughter Injured in Koreatown Shooting

The gunman was struck by a vehicle while trying to flee the scene, police say

By Andrew Lopez, Oleevia Woo and Adrian Arambulo
|  Sunday, Feb 9, 2014  |  Updated 9:09 PM PDT
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A father was killed and his wife and daughter were injured in a shooting in Koreatown, and the suspected gunman was taken from the scene in an ambulance after being struck by car while trying to flee the scene. Adrian Arambulo  reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.

A father was killed and his wife and daughter were injured in a shooting in Koreatown, and the suspected gunman was taken from the scene in an ambulance after being struck by car while trying to flee the scene. Adrian Arambulo reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.

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A father was killed and his wife and daughter were injured in a shooting in Koreatown early Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officers responded around 12:20 a.m. to reports of a shooting at Shatto Place and Wilshire Boulevard, police said.

The family of three was about to head home as they sat in their SUV on Wilshire just after midnight, said LAPD Lt. John Radtke.

A gunman approached the car and began firing, killing a 49-year-old man and hurting the two women, Radtke said.

The area is not known for violence, and news of the shooting surprised residents in the neighborhood.

"It's very surprising that would happen," resident Amy Perez said. "I wouldn't expect it, because usually there's a lot of people around here. It's a busy street."

Two women, who police said were the man's wife and daughter, were hospitalized in stable condition.

"Unfortunately, sometimes when these individuals start firing into wherever they're firing, innocent people get caught in the crossfire," LAPD Detective Steven Katz.

The suspected shooter was also in the hospital. He tried to flee the scene after the shooting and was struck by a vehicle, police said. He was taken from the scene in an ambulance.

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