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Man shot outside Hollywood nightclub; 2 officers injured when they respond

January 31, 2010 | 11:23 am

A man was hospitalized early this morning after being struck by what appears to be random gunfire while standing outside a Hollywood nightclub, authorities said.

Two of the officers who responded to the shooting outside the Cabana Club were injured when a nearby crowd threw rocks and bottles at them, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Enrique Mendoza said.

Officers found a man about 24 years old with a gunshot wound to his left foot when they arrived at the club on Ivar Avenue just south of Sunset Boulevard about 2:30 a.m., Mendoza said.

The victim was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in stable condition.

Witnesses reported seeing a white Dodge Charger leave the scene, Mendoza said. It was not known how many suspects were involved and no descriptions were available.

-- Corina Knoll