Man Shot Dead Inside Harbor City Strip Club, 3 Women Fired Upon Outside

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man was shot to death inside a Harbor City strip club Sunday, and three women were fired upon inside a car parked next door.

The shooting at the Fantasy Gold Club, 1612 E. Pacific Coast Highway, was reported about 1:50 a.m., Los Angeles police Sgt. Richard Gabaldon of the Harbor Station said.

“There was a dispute; the suspect retrieved a handgun outside, walked in and shot the victim one time in the head,” said Gabaldon.

The twenty-six-year-old victim was declared dead at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. His name was not immediately available.

The suspect was described as a black man in a hooded sweatshirt, with a blue-steel semiautomatic pistol.

About the same time as the strip club shooting, someone opened fire on three women in a car at the Harbor Inn next door.

“A car pulled up and someone began shooting,” Gabaldon said, adding that it was unclear if the shooter was the same as the one who killed the man inside Fantasy Gold.

A woman in the driver’s seat suffered graze wounds to the chest and forehead and was taken to a hospital with stable vital signs. A woman in the passenger seat was cut on her left arm by glass shards sent flying by bullets, and the third woman was unhurt.

Gabaldon said the shooter in the second incident may be the same as the first.

An investigation is ongoing.

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