LAPD officers kill gunman who opened fire on crowd
A gunman opened fire in a crowd at the Universal CityWalk before he was shot and killed
LOS ANGELES — A gunman opened fire in a crowd at the Universal CityWalk before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said Monday.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene after the 1:15 a.m. shooting.
A report of a disturbance sent officers to the Infusion Lounge, a nightclub at the shopping and entertainment complex outside the Universal Studios tourist attraction.
The club was hosting a disc jockey contest when a fight broke out and spilled outside, DJ Phil told KCBS-TV.
"A lot of guys were rumbling and fighting and of course, you know, they start throwing bottles and this escalated and gunshots rang out," the disc jockey said.
Arriving officers saw a crowd outside the lounge, heard shots and saw a man with a gun, Sgt. Barry Montgomery said. They opened fire, killing him. His name wasn't immediately released.
A gun was recovered.
Four people received minor injuries while trying to escape in the panicked, fleeing crowd, authorities said.
No officers were hurt.
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