Sunday, February 9

Church Security Guard Shot - 1 Killed in Los Angeles shooting

From: ABC7 News

A man was killed and a church security guard was injured Wednesday night when a gunman fired at them in South Los Angeles.

The shooting happened in the 8800 block of South Vermont Avenue shortly before 7 p.m. outside of the 88th Street Temple Church of God in Christ.

Police said a church security guard and a man, identified as 36-year-old John Matthews, were talking outside the church gates when a gunman approached them, said a few words to the men and then opened fire. Both were transported to an area hospital, where Matthews was pronounced dead and the guard was listed in fair condition.