California police are searching for two suspects after they exchanged gunfire at a 7-Eleven in Montebello.
On Thursday, the Montebello Police Department released surveillance video of the incident and asked for the public’s help in identifying the two people involved in the shooting.
The exchange of gunfire took place on Saturday, April 30, before 10 pm at a 7-Eleven located at 800 S. Greenwood Avenue.
In the video, one of the suspects, who was wearing a light-colored long-sleeved shirt and what appeared to be a white baseball cap, is seen walking away from a line of customers toward the exit.
The individual then passed the second suspect, who was wearing a dark shirt and what appeared to be a black baseball cap with a light-colored logo.
The two appeared to exchange words and began shooting at each other seconds later. The gunshots sent customers ducking and running into the convenience store aisles as the cashier ducked behind the register.
The suspects exchange multiple shots until the first suspect left the store.
Police aren’t sure what caused the two to shoot each other. “It’s unclear what actually triggered the shooting,” Michael Chee, Montebello’s public information officer, said in a statement.
“It appeared to have been a likely attempted robbery after detectives interviewed some of the participants.”
Chee also revealed that no one was injured after the incident. “We are pleased to report that no one was hurt or injured,” Chee said.
“Miraculously no one was injured by bullets or gunshots. But the suspects remain at large.”
Javier Romero, one of the 7-Eleven employees, revealed that the store was riddled with bullets after the shooting.
“A police officer came in and said there were 15 shots,” Romero said. “Fifteen shots and no one was hurt? It’s crazy.”
The investigation is still ongoing. Law enforcement officials are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact detectives or share an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.