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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Man Shoots Up Former United Pacific/Reliance Building, Kills Self

Above, the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles. Photo by South China Morning Post.

Life is strange.

I just saw a story involving the Chinese Consulate office in Los Angeles. A man, a Chinese national, shot up the building before turning the gun on himself.

According to the South China Morning Post:
A man opened fire on the Chinese consulate in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life, police said. 
The man, a Chinese national, fired “multiple rounds” at the consulate building in the Koreatown neighbourhood, said Officer Mike Lopez, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman. 
The man, whose name was not immediately released, then fatally shot himself in his car outside of the building, Lopez said. 
Investigators said no one else was injured in the shooting.
What interests me in the story is that the Chinese Consulate occupies the building on Shatto Place where I began my career as an insurance claims adjuster with United Pacific/Reliance Insurance Companies. We occupied the first and third floors and the American Arbitration Association occupied the second floor.

I stopped by there a few years ago and chatted with the officials at the front desk.

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