Fatal Hollywood Shooting Leads To Evacuation Of Nearby Club

HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Two suspects are in custody Friday after a shooting led to police shutting down a nearby club in Hollywood.

The shooting happened just after 11 p.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of Wilcox Avenue, near Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles police Sgt. Mark Cohan said.

The two suspects kicked in an apartment door before opening fire on a man, LAPD Lt. John Radtke said. Brian Delatorre, who jumped out of his apartment window to avoid the gunmen, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The two suspects fled on foot, prompting authorities to evacuate a nearby nightclub. They were eventually detained nearby, according to Radtke.

Wilcox Avenue was closed from Sunset Boulevard and Selma Avenue during the investigation. Police believe the shooting may have been gang-related.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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