Person shot outside Grand Central Market, causing customers to run

A person was hit Saturday in a shooting near Grand Central Market that left patrons of the landmark food hall running for cover.

The shooting was reported at 3:56 p.m. on the 300 block of South Hill Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said. A Grand Central Market employee said it happened at an entrance to the popular downtown destination.

In an Instagram statement, the market said the “isolated incident” took place in neighboring Hill Street.

The victim was in an unknown condition at 4:30 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department officer Rosario Cervantes.

The male shooter was at large and LAPD officers searched the area.

Multiple videos posted on social media show people running towards the exits of the market; at least one shows a person who doesn’t seem to be moving on the ground near an entrance.

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

“We are devastated that something is happening so close to our door,” it added.

This story is being updated.

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