1 Dead, 3 Hurt Bellflower Barbershop Shooting

A woman who lives next to the barbershop said she heard the gunfire erupt

By Christina Cocca
|  Saturday, May 24, 2014  |  Updated 1:18 PM PDT
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At least one person was killed and three others hurt, including the shop's co-owner, when a gunman opened fire inside a Bellflower barbershop. Jacob Rascon reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014.

At least one person was killed and three others hurt, including the shop's co-owner, when a gunman opened fire inside a Bellflower barbershop. Jacob Rascon reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014.

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At least one person was killed and three people were hospitalzed after a gunman opened fire in a Bellflower barbershop Friday night, officials said.

The shooting was reported about 7:45 p.m. in the 9500 block of Flower Street near Clark Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The conditions of the three people hospitalized for gunshot wounds were not immediately known. The shop's co-owner was among those hurt, officials said.

An NBC4 viewer said she lives in an apartment next to Billionaire Barber Group, where she heard the gunfire.

"I heard the gunshots and quickly grabbed my baby and daughter and got on the floor," she said.

Aerial video showed police cars surrounding the barbershop as they investigated the scene. Debris, possibly clothing, could be seen scattered on the sidewalk outside.

Another witness told NBC4 she saw three people with gunshot wounds carried out of the shop and described the chaos as onlookers screamed.

"He fell, he just collapsed," she said of one victim. "I just remember his pants full of blood."

Investigators did not immediately know the motive behind the shooting.

Jacob Rason contributed to this report.

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