A man was fatally shot outside The Comedy Store in West Hollywood early Wednesday morning.
At approximately 12:49 a.m., the victim was standing with a group of people outside the comedy club on the patio when the suspect, described as “a male black adult wearing a dark hoodie,” approached and fired several shots. The victim was hit with at least one bullet in the torso, and was transported to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.
The gunman fled before police officers could arrive, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department obtained by TheWrap. He is still at large at the time of this publishing. According to witnesses, at least six shots were fired.
The Comedy Store is one of the most famous comedy clubs in the world. The club first opened in 1972 and has served as the launching pad for some of the most famous comedians in history. Robin Williams got his start at the club, in addition to comic luminaries like David Letterman, George Carlin, and Jim Carrey.