Triple shooting in Hollywood leaves 1 dead, 2 hospitalized; suspect at large

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Officers responded shortly before 1:30 a.m. to the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Cherokee Avenue, where they learned that the victims -- three men in their 30s -- were leaving an establishment on Hollywood Boulevard when a suspect fired several shots at them, police said.

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- One man was killed and two others wounded in a triple shooting early Saturday morning in Hollywood, authorities said.

Officers responded shortly before 1:30 a.m. to the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Cherokee Avenue, where they learned that the victims -- three men in their 30s -- were leaving an establishment on Hollywood Boulevard when a suspect fired several shots at them, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The man killed was identified by police as 32-year-old Kevin Spears from Hemet.

After being treated at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics, the other two victims were taken to a hospital, where they were listed in stable condition, police said.

There was no suspect description and the wounded victims have not been cooperating with officers, the LAPD said.

The shooting closed a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard while police conducted their investigation.