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Suspect Dead, Innocent Bystander Shot In Botched Gardena Robbery

GARDENA (CBS) — A suspect is dead and an innocent bystander injured after a botched armed robbery in Gardena.

Police responded to a report of two shooting victims at Paizano's Meat Store, 523 W. Rosecrans Avenue around 6:30 a.m. Friday.

Once on scene, police determined that one of the victims was a robbery suspect who was shot by the store's owner. The suspect died on the scene, according to officials.

Gardena police say the second victim was an innocent bystander, shot in the torso. That person was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

As a result of a preliminary investigation, police believe the store owner acted in self-defense.

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