Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Photo by John Schreiber.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Photo by John Schreiber.

The owner of a Walnut Park marijuana dispensary shot and wounded two men as they attempted an armed robbery at the establishment, authorities said Wednesday.

The would-be robbers were hospitalized following the incident, which took place at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Thomas Giandomenico of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Century station. Their names were withheld, pending booking when their medical conditions permit.

At least one of the robbers was armed, according to a sergeant at the station. Both were wearing bullet-proof vests, another sergeant said.

The incident occurred in the 2400 block of East Florence Avenue in unincorporated Walnut Park south of Huntington Park. An investigation into the shooting is underway, Giandomenico said.

— Wire reports 

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