A member of the Los Angeles Jewish community was shot to death yesterday afternoon at the Sunset T Shirts Warehouse on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Serrano Avenue in Hollywood. Mordechai Bayer z”l, a noted senior member of the frum community, was shot by the owner of the Sunset T-Shirts Warehouse, who then apparently shot himself.
Police confirmed that a handgun was found inside the store and that they were not looking for any outstanding suspects in the case.
R’ Mordechai, according to sources, had gone to collect rent from the Hollywood store when the incident occurred.
When Police and Fire personnel arrived, they attempted to give aid to R’ Mordechai, who had sustained serious gunshot wounds, but to no avail. An innocent life had been snuffed out by a murderer who then took his own life.
Police continue to investigate this tragic incident.
Umacha Hashem dimah mei’al kol ponim.