7-Eleven stores across Southern California urged to close early on Monday following spate of armed robberies

After two people were left dead and at least three wounded in a series of armed robberies that took place at 7-Eleven convenience stores across sou...

July 12, 2022
7:32 PM

After two people were left dead and at least three wounded in a series of armed robberies that took place at 7-Eleven convenience stores across southern California, corporate leaders were urging franchises to close up shop for the day. In the early hours of Monday morning, police reported that there had been at least four shootings at franchises across southern California. At least three of the incidesnts appear to be connected, according to authorities. The shootings, which coincided with the franchise's National 7/11 day – during which customers can claim a free Slurpee frozen drink – prompted leaders of the US multinational chain to urge owners of convenience stores located in Los Angeles to close their shops early on Monday evening as the investigation was underway.

Johanna Chisholm