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Valet fatally shot outside West Hollywood nightclub [Updated]

A valet caught in crossfire was fatally shot outside a popular West Hollywood nightclub early Monday, a sheriff's official said.

Location of Comargo's fatal shooting and other nearby homicides since January 2007. Click for more information on The Times interactive Homicide Report The shooting occurred at 2:10 a.m. outside of Guys & Dolls, a night spot in the 8700 block of Beverly Boulevard, said Los Angeles Sheriff's Cmdr. James Lopez.

An argument broke out between two groups as the club was closing, and gunfire was exchanged between two cars, Lopez said. The valet, a Latino male who was not identified, was killed in the crossfire, he said.

[Update 1:30 p.m.: The man shot and killed was identified Monday by Los Angeles County coroner's officials as Luis Comargo. No age was given for Comargo. Since January 2007, there have been four other homicides within one mile of Monday's incident, according to coroner's data collected for The Times' interactive Homicide Report.]

A man and a woman were also injured and were taken to hospitals for treatment. Their identities were not immediately released.

-- Catherine Saillant

Photo: Investigators stand outside Guys & Dolls nightclub in West Hollywood where one person was fatally shot and two others wounded in crossfire. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Map: Location of Comargo's fatal shooting and other nearby homicides. Credit: Homicide Report


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poor guy.

It seems about time that anyone using a gun in a crime should be locked away for life. No other questions asked.

And when a person takes away another person's "rights," as in killing them and taking away all their rights, the killer should lose all his/her rights when convicted. No television. No rehabilitation. No library time. No computer time. Lock them in a cell and spray out the floor once a day with something that will kill the bacteria.

Time to ban nightclubs along with potclubs and raves if you follow LA City Council logic and reasoning. Oh, wait, they make too much money off of Liquor Licensing and Booze Tax.

This is exactly why we need more guns.

If we didn't treat criminals so lavishly in the California prison system, perhaps people might be a little more fearful of going to jail.

Up until now I always thought that being a valet was high on the list of safe jobs.

Anyone who uses a gun to commit a crime should get a life sentence. Period.

The fact we don't have such a law on the books is criminal itself.

we know how justice works when one of our people gets killed.

cameras should be mandated for all clubs, parking areas, and bars.

Was anyone arrested???

This is going to sound racist and for that I apologize. I go the restaurant beside Guys and Dolls all the time. Called Dominicks. I know all the valet guys there.

Monday nights at Guys and Dolls is "black" night. I know this because I've been many times as I have many black friends. I stopped going there a few months ago as it now felt like gangsta night. The place reeked of pot, the energy was turning "tough" as opposed to "fun" and I told my black friends that I will no longer go.

Was I surprised to read this, no.

I am pissed at the owners of the club and the fact that a valet person that was here working hard to pay the bills, is now dead.

The racist part was my initial reaction: "it was only a matter of time"....

Ha ha arthur, I love it when one's ignorance bites oneself in the ass. This tragic shooting happened on Sunday night.

"It was only a matter of time...." that your racism would expose your stupidity.

Hey Arthur, I believe the murder happened on Sunday night/Monday morning.


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