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Good Samaritan shot in grocery robbery is described as near death

January 16, 2012 |  8:58 am

Image: Map shows approximate location of where two men were shot during a robbery in Lynwood. Source: Google Maps

One of two men shot while trying to stop a grocery store robbery was clinging to life Monday, authorities said.

The store in the 11800 block of Atlantic Avenue in Lynwood was being robbed at gunpoint Sunday when two good Samaritans intervened, said Deputy Mark Pope of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

The robber shot and wounded both good Samaritans after being stabbed in the neck by one of them with a kitchen knife. The man with a knife was wounded in the hand. The other good Samaritan was shot in the upper torso and is not expected to survive, Pope said.

The gunman escaped in a vehicle described as a white Chevrolet Astro van with a distinct utility mirror mounted on the rear, authorities said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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Image: Map shows approximate location of where two men were shot during a robbery in Lynwood. Source: Google Maps

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