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Guard shot in head during Koreatown jewelry store heist

August 16, 2011 | 12:34 pm

Map shows location of where a security guard was shot in the head in Koreatown. Click here to learn more about the area. A security guard was shot in the head Tuesday during the robbery of a jewelry store in Koreatown.

The Los Angeles Police Department said the robbery occurred at the CC Diamonds store in the 3200 block of Wilshire Boulevard when more than one suspect went into the store.

As they escaped, the suspects carjacked a white van, police said.

The guard was in critical condition at County-USC Medical Center. Police were looking for the suspects.

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Image: Map shows location of where a security guard was shot in Koreatown. Source: Google Maps

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