An armed security guard employed to guard a San Francisco tv news crew on task was shot Wednesday during an attempted armed robbery, the news outlet mentioned.

The KRON4 crew was in Oakland overlaying a narrative on a current smash-and-grab robbery when pictures had been fired round 12:20 p.m. and the security guard was wounded. 

The unidentified guard was recovering at a hospital the place he underwent surgical procedure and stays in steady however important situation, Jim Rose, vp and basic supervisor for the news station, advised Fox News. 

CALIFORNIA NORDSTROM RANSACKED BY 80 LOOTERS IN SKI MASKS WITH CROWBARS AND WEAPONS: WITNESS 

A security guard defending a San Francisco tv news crew was shot Wednesday during an attempted armed robbery, authorities mentioned. 
(KTVU)

“Our reporter was not physically injured but is understandably shaken,” Rose mentioned. “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 had been asking any companies or close by residents with surveillance cameras to test for footage of the assault.  

“As you know it’s been an extremely violent week. We are asking if you were in the area, have a business or live nearby to please check your surveillance footage as you may have captured the crime before, during or after it occurred,” Oakland Police Officer Kim Armstead mentioned in a video message. 

The capturing got here amid a wave of smash-and-grab burglaries focusing on Bay Area retailers which have put the general public and companies on edge. On Monday, looters ransacked an Oakland clothes retailer and took something they might seize in just some minutes. 

The police division has warned of armed caravans roving the town and focusing on outfitters, pharmacies, retail retailers and hashish dispensaries. On Wednesday, It mentioned staffing might be elevated to deal with the matter. 

On Nov. 19, officers encountered a roving armed caravan of a whole lot of autos focusing on hashish companies and firing 175 rounds at police, Chief LeRonne Armstrong mentioned Monday. 

In a ten-hour interval on Saturday, a number of companies had been burglarized and a number of shootings occurred, he mentioned. 

“I need help from the leaders of this city that amid 124 homicides there hasn’t been one call for an emergency meeting to discuss gun violence in the city of Oakland,” Armstrong mentioned. “I’m asking council members to step up and start having a conversation about the loss of life in this city. Beyond the politics of whether you support the police, there is a clear problem in this city and that this city had to deal with overwhelming violence over the weekend and it’s unacceptable.”  

Across the bay in San Francisco, organized theft rings ransacked a number of retailers over the weekend, together with a Louis Vuitton store in Union Square the place hundreds of {dollars} in merchandise was stolen. Nine individuals have been charged in that case. 

Other cities like Chicago and Los Angeles are additionally coping with a wave of robberies involving organized theft rings.