Man who was shot crashes into Glendale liquor store

Posted at 4:51 AM, Jul 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-17 14:40:30-04

Officials are investigating after a car crashed into a liquor store early Sunday morning in Glendale. 

The liquor store is located near 43rd and Glendale avenues.  

Glendale police say around 3 a.m., a man who had sustained a gunshot wound crashed into the business. The 35-year-old man was the sole occupant of the vehicle. He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Najmul Hussain, whose family owns the drive-thru liquor store, said he was shocked when he saw the store, but his first question to police was if anyone was hurt. 

"I hope they're okay and I pray for them," Hussain said. 

According to witnesses, a loud sound was heard in the area. 

"The car was just in the building, it was smoking a little bit and there was a small fire in the engine," Kay Byers, who was at a nearby Circle K, said. "It sounded like sheet metal fell from a truck." 

Detectives are investigating.