At about 12:15 p.m., two armed men walked into Nature's Cure dispensary in the Westchester area of Los Angeles and began shooting, but an armed security guard shot back, striking one of the suspects in the abdomen. After a brief exchange of gunfire, the two suspects fled in opposite directions.
"I heard gunshots, but I'm not sure who was shooting at whom," Felix Avilar, who witnessed the incident from across the street, told reporters from a local NBC affiliate. "I saw one guy run towards the Westin, the other guy ran that way toward La Cienega, but he then came back. He jumped in the car and left in his car."
Lek Anan, a cook at the Star Noodle Express located next door to Nature's Cure, said, "We heard the gun pop and we ducked under the table."
The injured suspect, a man in his 30s whose name has not been released, ran to the nearby Westin Hotel before collapsing in the parking lot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.