Police asked for help Friday identifying four people accused in an armed robbery in downtown Los Angeles, during which a man, woman and their 2-year-old child were threatened at gunpoint and the man was shot and pistol-whipped.
The family was targeted about 3:05 p.m. Thursday near Seventh and Hill streets, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The couple were shopping with their toddler when two people jumped out of a gray Chrysler 300, pointed guns at them and stole their property, according to police.
The 26-year-old father was shot in the arm and pistol-whipped in the head, and was taken to a hospital, according to the LAPD.
Police said the 28-year-old mother “ran to safety with her son and was not harmed.”
Video footage circulated by police shows a confrontation between one of the suspects and the male victim before the two suspects get back in the Chrysler and drive off westbound on Seventh Street, nearly hitting pedestrians at a crosswalk while passing through an intersection.
Police described the suspects as three men about 20-years-old, all wearing hoodies of varying colors, and a female driver.
The Chrysler had dealership paper license plates reading “KEYES,” police said.
The LAPD asked anyone with information on the crime to call Officer Garcia at 213-952-6985 or Detective Gonzalez at 213-996-1875.