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Commerce strip club security guard shoots, wounds unruly patron

Patrol vehicles are shown outside Nicola's, a topless club in the 900 block of South Gerhard Avenue, on Friday, April 05, 2013.

April 5, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A security guard shot and wounded a man who tried to run him over with his car after refusing to leave a Commerce strip club.

The shooting happened outside Nicola's, a topless club in the 900 block of South Gerhard Avenue, at about 12:15 a.m.

The trouble started when a patron, who apparently had too much to drink, refused to leave the club. Authorities say the man tried to run over a security guard with his car.

The security guard shot the man, who was taken to County-USC Medical Center.

He is said to be in stable condition and is expected to survive.

City News Service contributed to this report.


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