BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) — A violent robbery and shooting at a Beverly Hills restaurant last week sent Amanda Shawhan to the hospital after a bullet grazed her calf.
Amanda Shawhan, who was shot during a robbery at a Beverly Hills restaurant, sat down with CBS Los Angeles to talk about what happened. (CBSLA)
“Imagine someone tying a firecracker to your leg and then setting it off,” she said of the frightening experience. “It was absolutely chaotic.”
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The shooting happened just after 2 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of North Canon Drive at Il Pastaio. Joseph Low, Shawhan’s attorney, said there have been 41 robberies, 86 simple assaults and 27 aggravated assaults in the area since last May, based on police records.
“Beverly Hills has become the new hunting ground for those who are looking for a quick snatch,” Low said. “It can get violent, and it can get deadly and it needs to be fixed.”
Low said he was not sure if any legal action was in the works, but said he was investigating what could be done to stop the increase in crime.