A rash of robbery-shootings at Southland 7-Eleven stores left at least two people dead Monday, with police saying some of the crimes appear to be related.
Brea police said they responded at 4:17 a.m. to a 7-Eleven store at Lambert Road and North Brea Boulevard and found a male store clerk fatally shot in what officers determined to be a robbery.
According to Brea police, that shooting is believed to be related to another shooting that left at least two people wounded at a 7-Eleven store in the 300 block of East Whittier Boulevard in La Habra. Some reports from the scene indicated that as many as four people may have been injured in the La Habra shooting, which occurred just before 5 a.m.
Meanwhile, Santa Ana police said a man was fatally shot around 3:25 a.m. at a 7-Eleven store in the 300 block of East 17th Street.
In Riverside, a customer was shot around 1:50 a.m. in what police described as an apparent robbery at a 7-Eleven store in the 5200 block of La Sierra Avenue. Police said the victim in that shooting was in grave condition.
There was no immediate word on whether the Santa Ana and Riverside shootings were connected to the others.