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Person shot outside Grand Central Market, sending patrons running

One person was struck by gunfire Saturday in a shooting near Grand Central Market, sending patrons of the landmark food hall running for cover.

The shooting was reported at 3:56 p.m. in the 300 block of South Hill Street, Los Angeles police said.

A Grand Central Market employee said the shooting occurred at an entrance to the popular downtown destination.

In a statement posted to Instagram, the market said the “isolated incident” occurred outside of Grand Central Market on neighboring Hill Street.

The victim was in unknown condition as of 4:30 p.m., said Officer Rosario Cervantes.

The male shooter was at large, and Los Angeles police were performing a search of the area.

Multiple videos posted on social media showed people running for the exits with at least one showing a person who did not appear to be moving on the ground near an entrance to the market.

“Our market tenants and guests are all safe,” the market said. “While the incident did not take place within Grand Central Market, we will be tightening security and proactively working with proper authorities to further assess the situation”

“We are devastated to have something occur so close to our door,” the market said.

This story will be updated.

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