Security Guard Shot, Wounded Inside Hollywood Club Kress

A file photo of club-goers at Kress.

thekress.netA file photo of club-goers at Kress.

Crazy nights in Hollywood and West Hollywood have set 2011 off to a wild start. Following that fracas between deputies and punk-rock fans outside the Key Club on the Sunset Strip Thursday, the LAPD reports that a security guard was shot in an unrelated incident at a Hollywood club late Friday.

That attack shortly before midnight at Kress sent the guard to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where we was believed to be stable, LAPD Sgt. Raul Jovel told the Weekly.



The victim gets wheeled out of Kress.

drew_billions via Yfrog.The victim gets wheeled out of Kress.

Jovel says that preliminary reports from the scene indicate that the guard was responding to a fight inside the club at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard when someone pulled out a gun and opened fire.

Weho Daily reported the man was shot in the abdomen on a club dance floor.

Police are trying to piece together exactly what happened by reviewing security video footage and interviewing club-goers, though that last task was made difficult early Saturday because everyone scattered.

"There was a mass exodus after the shooting," Jovel said. "Everyone ran out. We don't have much of a description for the suspect, but we're looking at video."

No one else was injured and no arrests were made.

The circa-1930s multilevel venue occupies a space that once housed a Frederick's of Hollywood lingerie boutique. The club opened around 2005.

The rooftop at Kress.

thekress.netThe rooftop at Kress.