Gower Shooting, 1st Ld
HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - A man who had been escorted out of a Hollywood night
club for being unruly fired a weapon at the establishment today, slightly
wounding a security guard and a patron, police said.
The shooting occurred at La Vida Restaurant and Lounge at 1448 N. Gower
St. around 1 a.m., said an officer at the Los Angeles Police Department's
The officer said a man in his 20s who was lead out of the club along
with two friends by security staff for being unruly retrieved a handgun from
his car down the street and fired in the direction of the club, hitting a male
security guard in the thigh and grazing a female patron, also in the thigh.
"The man's injury was worse, but he was still upright," she said.
The security guard sought treatment at a hospital, although his wound
was not regarded as grave, but the woman declined hospital treatment, police
The gunman fled in a car and was being sought, police said.