Shoppers at The Grove were stunned when a man jumped to his death from the sixth floor of a parking structure in Los Angeles Sunday.
The man, who was 27 years old, jumped at about 7:30pm, Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department told The Huffington Post. He was with his friends at the time, according to the Los Angeles Times. The man was pronounced dead on the scene, and police believe the death was a suicide.
A number of people, including a few who were at the Grove, tweeted about the incident.
Someone committed suicide at the Grove. Jumped off parking structure onto lobby/valet. In front of ppl shopping....kids, families, etc. ugh.— Mimi Blanchard (@mimilovesmojito) July 2, 2012
@HankFortener commented broadly about suicides:
We never know who is fighting a battle. Be kind. Be aware. Prayers for family. / Man Jumps to HisDeath Parking of Grove bit.ly/MDoAlt— Hank (@HankFortener) July 2, 2012
The Grove responded to the tragic death by tweeting, "We are so saddened by the young man's death tonight. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.