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.
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.