Police are searching for three or four suspects who allegedly shot a victim outside a nightclub on Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood on March 30 in what is being called a gang-related incident.
LAPD officers are searching for three or four suspects who allegedly shot a person outside of the Premiere Supper Club on Las Palmas Avenue. (photo by Edwin Folven)
The shooting occurred at approximately 2 a.m. as a large crowd was leaving the Premiere Supper Club at 1710 N. Las Palmas Ave. Det. Mark Morgan, with the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide Unit, said officers received a 911 call about a shooting, and found the victim lying on the ground near a parked vehicle. The victim was identified as Keon Dontrell Collins, 38, of Inglewood.
“There was some kind of argument inside that spilled out into the street,” Morgan said. “A fistfight turned into a gunshot being fired. It appears that they may have been rival gang members.”
Morgan said the club was hosting a “Top 40 Night” party that was attended by a large number of patrons. Approximately 100 people were outside the nightclub when the shooting occurred.
Collins was shot once in the torso, and was taken by paramedics to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. The suspects were described as three to four African American men in a black, four-door sedan.
The nightclub is not known as a place where problems occur, and the shooting was the first major crime in several months to occur near the Hollywood Entertainment District.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact investigators with the LAPD’s West Bureau Homicide Unit at (213)382-9470.
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