A convenience store employee was fatally shot Sunday night during a robbery of a 7-Eleven store in Highland Park, according to a City News story published by the Daily News. The man was pronounced dead at a hospital after being shot at about 10:30 p.m. in the store located at at Avenue 52 and Figueroa Street.
Police told CBS2 that two male suspects made off with an unknown amount of cash. A 7-Eleven store in Lincoln Heights was robbed about an hour earlier than the Highland Park incident but police are not sure if the two crimes are connected.
* Update: Family and friends have set up an online fundraising website to help pay for burial costs and bring Perez’ parents to Los Angeles for the funeral.