HOLLYWOOD—On January 31, a man was wounded during a shooting that occurred outside of a Hollywood nightclub on Ivar Avenue just south of Sunset Boulevard, according to Los Angeles police.
|the incident occurred at the Cabana Club|
The incident occurred at the Cabana Club during the predawn hours. Two responding officers also became injured as people at the scene threw rocks and bottles at them.
The victim, believed to be about 24-years-old, suffered from a bullet wound in his left foot. He was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment. No information regarding what caused the shooting and who was involved is available as of press time.
The Los Angeles Police Department’s Web site provides the following tips for staying safe when using “street smarts”:
1) Wherever you are—on the street, in an office building or shopping mall, driving, waiting for a bus or subway—stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings.
2) Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave.
3) Know the neighborhoods where you live and work. Check out the locations of police and fire stations, public telephones, hospitals and restaurants, or stores that are open late.
LAPD recommends the following measures when traveling the streets on foot:
1) Stick to well-traveled streets. Avoid shortcuts through wooded areas, parking lots, or alleys.
2) Don’t flash large amounts of cash or other tempting targets like expensive jewelry or clothing.
3) Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps.
4) Put a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket, not a back pocket.
5) Try to use automated teller machines in the daytime. Have your card in hand and don’t approach the machine if you’re uneasy about people nearby.
6) Don’t wear shoes or clothing that restrict your movements.
7) Have your car or house key in hand before you reach the door.
8) If you think someone is following you, switch direction or cross the street. Walk toward an open store restaurant, or lighted house. If you’re scared, yell for help.
9) If you need to work late, make sure there are others in the building, and ask someone—a colleague or security guard—to walk you to your car or transit stop.
For more information safety tips, visit