INGLEWOOD – A shooting was reported behind SoFi Stadium during Thursday Night Football.
Inglewood Police Department responded to a shopping center in the 3400 block of west Century Blvd around 6:30 p.m. to reports of shots fired at the Target retail store.
Details are sketchy as neither the City nor Chief of Police Mark Fronterotta notified the public.
IPD was observed rolling “Code 3” into several entry points into the shopping center which was impeded due to the traffic surrounding the stadium.
The only safety announcements made are during sporadic town hall meetings put on by two councilmembers.
Social media comments indicate the shooting occurred inside the store with employees allegedly unable to exit emergency doors due to them being locked.
The City has stopped reporting crime statistics in 2019 after they announced plans to construct the Inglewood Transit Connector.
Residents safety concerns have fell by the wayside of the mayor and city council who are more concerned with throwing events and photo opportunities than allowing the police commission meetings to resume to allow residents to hear about public safety concerns.
Taxpayers pay for no less than a dozen City branded social media accounts that don’t post safety concerns in the city nor do they acknowledge residents who ask questions, instead their account is regularly seen liking photos of various social media influencers and city employees.
It is unknown if there were any injuries and/or arrests of suspects during Thursday night’s reported shooting.
There has also been a visual uptick in gang graffiti around the City.
Calls to the Inglewood Police Department’s non-emergency line to get details on the shooting have gone unanswered.