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Arrest in deadly double shootout at Harbor City Hamburger restaurant

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A man has been arrested in a double homicide at a longtime hamburger establishment in Harbor City that killed the restaurant owner and another man on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

LAPD responds to a shootout at Bob’s Hamburgers in Harbor City on October 12, 2016 (KTLA)

According to the LAPD, at around 9:25 a.m., Joey Mendoza walked Bob’s Hamburgers, at a mall in 1151 Pacific Coast Highway, and fired several shots at his victim who was standing near the counter. It was then that the owner got out and was hit by a stray bullet.

The first victim, described only as a young Hispanic man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The owner, who a niece identified as Bobby Antonelos, was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced dead.

Antonelos had sold the restaurant and was planning to retire soon, his niece said.

LAPD detectives identified Mendoza through surveillance video, witness statements and gang intelligence, officials said.

After serving a search warrant, Mendoza was arrested without incident.

Police said the handgun used in the shooting was not found.

Police said they believe the young victim and the gunman may be gang members.


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