INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) – A man sustained only minor injuries after being shot and then crashing into the side of a printing business in Inglewood overnight Tuesday.
The incident occurred at around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of La Brea Avenue. According to Inglewood police, the victim was driving north on La Brea when a person in an SUV fired at his Infiniti sedan. At least one bullet pierced the car, causing the man to lose control, fly across a parking lot and slam into the side of the Cathedral Printing Company, where it became wedged.
Responding police and paramedics discovered the driver had been grazed by one of the bullets. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to be OK.
The collision, meanwhile, left a large hole in the side of the building. No one was inside at the time. Police waited several hours for building inspectors to determine it was safe to pull the car out.
“We said, well did the driver, the car, drive away?’ And they said, ‘no, it’s inside your building.’ So, we were astounded,” building owner Susan Kraemer told CBS2.
Kraemer and her family have owned the Cathedral Printing Company for about 100 years before recently selling it. The company specializes in church brochures and tithing envelopes.
Investigators are unsure what triggered the shooting. There was no suspect description. It’s unclear if the shooter and victim knew each other.