Man Shot Dead in Possible Fight Over Bike Outside Burger Joint - NBC Southern California

Man Shot Dead in Possible Fight Over Bike Outside Burger Joint

He was gunned down outside Sky Burgers on the 1800 block of East Palmdale Boulevard

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    Man Shot Dead Outside Burger Joint

    A man was shot dead at a burger restaurant in Palmdale late Tuesday. Toni Guinyard reports for Today in LA on Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2015. By Jeff Scharping (Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015)

    A man was shot dead at a burger joint in Palmdale in what witnesses said was a possible fight over a bike just before closing time Tuesday night.

    The shooting occurred outside Sky Burgers in the 1800 block of East Palmdale Boulevard at 10 p.m. Tuesday, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman said. 

    A burger stand employee, who did not want to be identified, said they saw a gunman and the victim fighting over a bicycle before shots were fired.

    "I just ran out," said Donna Medina, a Sky Burgers employee. "It happened so fast. I just saw myself next to him on my knees and I just said a prayer and I started crying."

    The victim's girlfriend was with him at the time, and according to her sister he had gone outside to stop two males from stealing his bicycle.

    The 41-year-old victim died at a hospital.

    Police were searching for the gunman.

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