Target asked its customers not to carry firearms into their stores in a statement released last month.

We have the first documented case of someone being killed at a Target store (in the parking lot in this case) since the company asked gun owners not to carry in the stores (this was a request, not a ban).

According to ABC7,

Authorities say the shooting happened at Hatteras Street and Sepulveda Boulevard at about 5 a.m. A man in his 40s was rushed to Holy Cross Medical Center, where he died. His name has not been released.

A suspect was arrested, and a weapon has been recovered. He was also taken to a local hospital because police suspected he was under the influence of drugs.

The victim was part of a cleaning crew who was working in the parking lot at the time of the incident. The suspect was believed to be on “bath salts”, a popular synthetic drug.

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