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Gunman sought in deadly Hollywood nightclub shooting

January 14, 2013 |  6:54 am

Police were still looking Monday for the gunman who shot into a crowd at a popular Hollywood nightclub, fatally striking one man and injuring two others.

Los Angeles police say they believe they have identified the suspect but have yet to make an arrest.

Officers were called about 2 a.m. Sunday to the Empire Club on Cahuenga Boulevard, north of Hollywood Boulevard, authorities said.

A critically injured 19-year-old man at the scene was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A second man had a bloody lip from a punch and was taken to a hospital and later released, said Sgt. Mark Ro of the LAPD's Hollywood station. A woman, who possibly was a bystander, was shot in the foot.

The gunman fled before police arrived.

Police believe the dispute began inside the club, then spilled into the street at closing time. The club often draws long lines on weekends and typically has bouncers at the door who frisk those entering, according to website reviews of the nightspot.


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