Gunfire Breaks Out Inside Hollywood Hip Hop Strip Club
A shooting inside a Hollywood club early Monday morning has left one person wounded, and an ongoing investigation into the incident.
The shooting took place inside MyStudio, a club operated by SBE on Hollywood Boulevard that was running a hip hop night Sunday, according to City News Service.
Specifically, the event was Secret Sundayz, which bills itself as "Hollywood's only hip hop strip club." On tap for the night, according to the event page: "2013 Lil Scrappy, Birthday celebration for Milk Tyson. Hosted by Hip Hop Mogul from N.Y. 40oz. Van." Music included MarkDaSpot & Dre Sinatra, Mc Rock & Dj Jay Byrd. The club boasts 30 live dancers and poles, as well as table service.
According to people at the club for the gathering, there was an altercation that escalated into gunfire at around 1 a.m.
"A 22-year-old male was hospitalized in critical but stable condition with a single gunshot wound to the upper torso," reports KTLA.
The shooter fled the scene, however the Los Angeles Police Department says they are examining evidence such as surveillance videos to aid them in identifying and locating the suspect.
LAPD Sgt. Mark Ro of the Hollywood Station says the shooting may have been gang-related.
Reactions on Twitter to the shooting suggest the violent incident might mean an end for the venue:
Welp! That's it for MyStudio... Once a club gets shot up in Hollywood, it's pretty much a wrap.— 🤴🏾Ryan Terrence🤴🏾 (@RyanTerrence_) April 29, 2013
Whoa!!! MyStudio got shot up last night in Hollywood? It's a wrap for that spot now.— frank lucas (@AndreLowe) April 29, 2013