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By Randy Economy
July 20, 2010
5:44 p.m. (Jamaica Time, Mahn)
I wanted to post this incredible shoot out that occurred over in front of the tony "Guys and Dolls" night club over in my old stomping grounds of West Hollywood. One of my peeps sent me this and wanted to pass it along.
Here are the details. The clip is from our pals over at Eyewitness News in Los Angeles, and Reporter Leo Stallworth did a great job on this story. Also, credit to TMZ for capturing this raw footage on tape of the actual shootout.
As I currently sit in one of the most violent areas in Kingston, Jamaica, the calm around here is nothing compared to the madness in We Ho. So, I wanted to post this.
Valet driver killed in W. Hollywood shootingBy Leo Stallworth
Los Angeles, CA
A valet driver was killed after a shooting outside a West Hollywood nightclub early Monday morning. Two others were injured. A camera from TMZ.com captured the chaos.
According to detectives, the shooting on the 8700 block of Beverly Boulevard erupted at about 2:45 a.m. after an argument outside Guys & Dolls, a popular celebrity nightclub.
Investigators say three people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds, and one of them later died. The victim's name has not been released, but police said he was a parking valet who appears to be an innocent victim in the shooting.
Family members of the slain valet sobbed near the scene of the shooting.
"He was a very nice person. He was a very good dad," said Leticia Tellez, a close family friend of the victim. Tellez said the victim's wife and son witnessed the fatal shooting.
"She couldn't believe that that was happening to her," she said.
A witness who did not want to be identified said she heard the gunfire and thought it was a drive-by shooting.
"It wasn't somebody standing in the club and shooting," she said.
A motive for the shooting has not yet been determined, and no arrests have been made.
Detectives said they have interviewed several witnesses, but so far, they have no strong leads. Anyone with information is urged to call the L.A. County Sheriff's Department at (323) 890-5500.