Police in California are investigating six separate shootings that occurred over the weekend -- at different 7-Eleven convenience stores. Five people were shot during the course of these six robberies. Two have died from their injuries. Authorities are working to determine if the incidences are linked together. The robberies happened over a span of five hours between two counties at stores in Brea, La Habra, Riverside, Upland, Santa Ana and Ontario.
- The first shooting happened just after 3:30 a.m. in La Habra, where two people were injured by gunfire in a robbery, police say.
- The second occurred just 20 minutes later in Brea, where officers found a 7-Eleven clerk dead of gunshot wounds in what's believed to have been another robbery, per the Brea Police Department. A rep for the department says the incidents are believed to be related.
- The same suspect is also believed to have been involved in a third fatal shooting at a Santa Ana 7-Eleven, police say.
- Although a customer was shot in a fourth robbery at a Riverside location, it's unclear whether police believe the incident is connected to the other three.
- Either way, no arrests have been made in any of the shootings, police say.
- Why do so many people try to rob convenience stores, which never keep a lot of money in the register?