A gunman was at large early Wednesday morning after a shooting that left another man dead outside the Comedy Store in West Hollywood, authorities said.
The incident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. at 8433 Sunset Boulevard (map), where a black man in a dark-colored hoodie walked up to a group of people on a patio in front of the comedy club, said Lt. Steve Jauch of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The man brandished a weapon and fired multiple shots, striking a twentysomething man at least once in the upper torso, according to the lieutenant. The shooter then ran southbound on North Olive Drive and out of view.
The victim was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the Sheriff’s Department said. His name was not immediately released.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives responded to the scene. They were attempting to identify witnesses and searching for possible surveillance video of the shooting.
It was unclear if either the gunman or victim was inside the famed venue before the shooting.
Sunset Boulevard was closed between North Kings Road and North La Cienega Boulevard as investigators collected evidence at the location.