San Francisco TV news crew's security guard shot during attempted robbery, while reporter was covering robbery
November 25, 2021 at 02:37
An armed security guard hired to protect a San Francisco television news crew on assignment was shot Wednesday during an attempted armed robbery, the news outlet said.
The KRON4 crew was in Oakland covering a story on a recent smash-and-grab robbery when shots were fired around 12:20 p.m. and he was struck.
CALIFORNIA NORDSTROM RANSACKED BY 80 LOOTERS IN SKI MASKS WITH CROWBARS AND WEAPONS: WITNESS"Our reporter was not physically injured but is understandably shaken," Rose said.
"At KRON 4, the safety of our personnel is our top priority which is why we assign security to reporters when working in the field."
"Most importantly, our thoughts and prayers are with the security guard and his family and we wish him a complete recovery," he added.
Authorities were asking any businesses or nearby residents with surveillance cameras to check for footage of the attack.
The shooting came amid a wave of smash-and-grab burglaries targeting Bay Area retailers that have put the public and businesses on edge.
On Monday, looters ransacked an Oakland clothing store and took anything they could grab in just a few minutes.
The police department has warned of armed caravans roving the city and targeting clothing stores, pharmacies, retail shops and cannabis dispensaries.
On Nov. 19, officers encountered a roving armed caravan of hundreds of vehicles targeting cannabis businesses in which 175 rounds were fired, Chief LeRonne Armstrong said Monday.
"I'm asking council members to step up and start having a conversation about the loss of life in this city.
Across the bay in San Francisco, organized theft rings ransacked multiple shops over the weekend, including a Louis Vuitton shop in Union Square where thousands of dollars in merchandise was stolen.