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A man with a blood-soaked handgun is in the hospital after a shooting Tuesday morning in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.
Police say the man was carrying the gun as he entered a Subway sandwich shop at 6:44 a.m. on the 300 block of East Third Street.
The suspect walked down the street and fired the gun through the window of the Subway restaurant.
The man walked to the front door of the business and shot the victim, who was also named Mario Castro, in the body or arm, police say.
Police officers responded to reports that a man with a gun had been shot at 6:45 a.m. at the Subway restaurant (left). (Los Angeles Police Department)
The suspect then fled the scene, and police say he has a previous criminal record in Missouri.
The gunman then drove to a parking garage on the 300 block of East Third Street.
Police say he pulled out a handgun and fired from the vehicle.
After the shooting, the suspect drove away from the scene.
The suspect, who was found and arrested about 6:50 a.m., was wearing a bullet-proof vest when he was taken into custody, police say.
Video posted to Facebook shows the suspect walking down East Third Street from the parking garage to the Subway restaurant.
About 30 minutes later, police were called to the same location for another report of an assault and shooting.
Witnesses to the shooting told KTLA the suspect had entered the Subway restaurant at 6:45 a.m. and fired several rounds into the window before fleeing the shop.
The suspect fled from the restaurant and hid in the parking garage.
Witnesses told KTLA an armed man with a knife entered the store and began attacking Castro, who was in the front office of his sandwich shop.
The victim was stabbed in the body or arm and sustained minor injuries.
Shortly after, police arrived on scene where the suspect fled the scene