INGLEWOOD (CBS) — Authorities say an off-duty parole agent was shot and wounded during an attempted robbery at a barber shop in South Los Angeles.
Inglewood police Lt. Oscar Serrano said the department received a call of shots fired at about 5 p.m. from the Morningside Park Barber Shop on Crenshaw Boulevard.
The suspect reportedly walked into the shop and announced he was holding a robbery, Serrano said. An off-duty parole agent seated in one of the chairs stood up and identified himself to the robber. The would-be robber turned on the agent, shooting him several times in the lower body.
Before fleeing the scene, the suspect shot several rounds into the barber shop without injuring any more people inside.
Serrano said the suspect fled in a white 1976 El Camino, but not before firing several more rounds into the barber shop. No one else was injured.
Investigators did get a partial read of the license plate and were running it in the system for possible leads.
The barber shop is a popular destination and former NBA star Magic Johnson allegedly used to get his hair cut there.