MONTEBELLO, Calif. - Shocking security video shows the moments a gun battle erupted inside a 7-Eleven store in Montebello.
The shooting occurred at the store located at 800 S. Greenwood Ave. on April 30th at 9:50 p.m.
Video footage shows a man in what appears to be a white shirt and white baseball cap walk towards the exit and exchange some words with another man wearing a black shirt and black baseball cap. After a few seconds, the man in the white shirt pulls out a gun and begins firing at the other man.
There were about five other people inside the store, including the clerk, who all ducked for safety. The other man wearing all black returned fire and the other man left the store.
No one was injured in the shooting; it is not known what triggered the incident.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two suspects in the video. Police Chief Paul Espinosa says this shooting was an isolated incident. He released the following statement, "The suspects remain at large - which is why our detectives decided to release a security video hoping that our community's tips may assist our investigation. Montebello is a safe city, and incidents like this are uncommon. Like our entire region, Montebello has experienced a rise in some crime over the past year for several different reasons. However, I assure residents that your Police Department remains vigilant and ready to respond and protect whenever necessary."
Anyone with any information related to this crime should contact Detective Fivecoat at 323-887-1247 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can remain anonymous by calling 1-800-222-TIPS.