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Headlines: Thieves Strike Poncho’s Tlayudas; Stabbing Spree and Deadly Shooting at DTLA Target

9:31 AM PST on November 16, 2022

photo via: Poncho’s Tlayudas

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Whittier: 23 people, believed to be recruits with the L.A. Sheriff's Department out on a run with the nearby STARS Explorer Academy, were injured when a driver of an SUV hit them with their car this morning, leaving 14 with minor injuries, four with moderate injuries, and five more with critical injuries. The driver is in custody. [OC Register]

Downtown: A man walked into the Target store at the Figat7th shopping development yesterday, grabbed a butcher knife from the shelves, then stabbed a 9-year-old boy in the shoulder from behind and a 25-year-old woman in the chest. A security guard shot and killed the man, who is believed to be in his forties. [CBS]

South L.A.: Actress Denise Richards and her husband say they were shot at in a suspected road rage incident in South Los Angeles while looking for parking, leaving bullet holes in their Ford F-150. [Deadline]

Hollywood: "Taking stock of the vanishing landscape of Russian Hollywood." [LAT]

—Thieves were caught on video stealing "essential work tools" from the city's acclaimed Poncho's Tlayudas pop-up. The business is now hoping to raise funds for replacements. [Poncho's Tlayudas]

—Mitch O'Farrell has conceded to labor organizer Hugo Soto-Martinez, who will become the next Councilmember of the 13th District. [David Zahniser]

—The remains of hunted giant armadillos indicate the migration of the first humans to the South American continent occurred roughly 16,000 years ago, much earlier than previously believed. [UZH]

—Two people from the U.S. were arrested trying to steal pre-Hispanic artifacts from Guatemala. [AP]

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