[symple_googlemap title=”NoHo liquor store ” location=” Sherman Way and Bellaire Avenue Sherman Way and Bellaire Avenue, North Hollywood, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”16″]

An employee at a liquor store in North Hollywood was shot and killed during a robbery at the business, police said.

He was Mohammed Kalam, 61, of North Hollywood, according to the coroner’s office.

Officers were dispatched Saturday to the Liquor Mart located on Sherman Way and Bellaire Avenue in response to robbery and assault with a deadly weapon calls, according to Sgt. Tom Holder of the LAPD’s North Hollywood station.

Officers arriving at the scene said Kalam had been shot to death, Holder said.

“It appears that it was a robbery — and something that had occurred during the robbery that caused the victim to be shot,” he said.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery and shooting was asked to call the LAPD’s North Hollywood station at (818) 623-4016.

—City News Service

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