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Paramedics arrive at Food 4 Less. Photo by Jessica Perez.

A woman was shot in the leg tonight at the Food 4 Less grocery store at 2750 First St. in Boyle Heights.  LAPD reports that four people entered the store at 8:40 p.m. and shot the woman.

Paramedics responded just before 9 p.m. and took the victim to the Los Angeles County Hospital where she is in stable condition, according to an officer at the Hollenbeck Community Police Station. She is expected to recover.

An LAPD member saw the suspects’ vehicle as they fled the scene. With a description and partial license plate number, police stopped the vehicle on Hicks Avenue, about two and a half miles north of the incident. Two males and two females got out of the car and ran, but all four were apprehended and are now in custody.

LAPD has not yet released the names of the victim or suspects. The cause of the incident is unknown.

UPDATE 11/21 9:45 a.m.:  The police now believe it was a gang-related incident, and that the suspected gunman was the victim’s ex-boyfriend. His new girlfriend allegedly got in a fight with the victim inside the store before the boyfriend shot multiple shots. After they fled the store, the victim was able to describe her ex-boyfriend’s car so police could catch them.

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Location of shooting at Food 4 Less. Map courtesy of Google.

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