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Girl, 14, Killed By LA Police In Clothing Store Shooting

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Los Angeles Police Department Public Information Officer Capt. Stacy Spell, second from left, speaks in a press conference at the scene where two people were struck by gunfire in a shooting at the Burlington Coat Factory store in North Hollywood, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

(AP) — Authorities say police fatally shot a 14-year-old girl who was in a clothing store dressing room when officers fired on an assault suspect and a bullet went through the wall and struck the girl. The teen died Thursday afternoon at a Burlington store in North Hollywood. Witnesses say a man with a bicycle chain lock attacked a woman. Officers shot and killed the man and the girl was later found dead in the dressing room. The woman who was assaulted was taken to the hospital with moderate to serious injuries to her head, arms and face. The California Department of Justice is investigating the shooting.

 

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