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Valet fatally shot outside West Hollywood nightclub [Updated]

July 19, 2010 |  7:40 am

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