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Man Fatally Shot While Standing Outside Of The Comedy Store
A man was killed while standing outside of the Comedy Store after a gunman approached him and fired six shots.
The victim, described only as a black man in his 20s, was standing in an outdoor patio outside of the comedy club on the Sunset Strip when he was shot at 12:49 a.m., early Wednesday morning. The gunman walked up to the victim and witnesses told KTLA that he shot the victim at least six times in the upper torso before running off. The victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The gunman was only described as a black man wearing a hoodie, and according to ABC 7, witnesses say he was last seen running southbound on North Olive Drive.
The Comedy Store was hosting a "Roast Battle" on Tuesday night before the shooting took place. The L.A Times reports that the shooting is the first homicide in West Hollywood in the last 12 months.
Sunset Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Kings Road is closed this morning as sheriff's deputies continued their investigation at the scene of the club.
Anyone with information about the shooting is being asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at (323) 890-5500.